We are delighted to announce that ABC Music has received 12 nominations in the Fine Arts and Artisan categories of this year’s ARIA Awards.
ABC Music recordings are nominated in the Best Classical, Best Jazz, Best World Music, and Best Original Soundtrack / Cast / Show Album categories. Virginia Read is once again nominated for Engineer of the Year, an award which she won in 2013 – the first female and the first classical engineer to do so.
The nominated albums showcase the breadth and quality of ABC Music’s output. The list of soloists reads like a Who’s Who of some of the finest artists performing in Australia today: William Barton, Paul Grabowsky, Lior, Emma Matthews, Jane Rutter, Joseph Tawadros and Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu. They are joined by the brilliant Baroque group Latitude 37 and four of our nation’s finest symphony orchestras, with all of whom ABC Music has an ongoing relationship: the Sydney, Melbourne and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras and the Australian World Orchestra.
Natalie Waller, General Manager of ABC Music, commented:
“We’re delighted that ABC Music is once again so strongly represented in the nominations for the ARIA Fine Arts and Artisan categories. We’re privileged to work with some of Australia’s finest musicians from across the musical spectrum, from classical to world and from jazz to pop, and we offer our warm congratulations to the many nominated artists.
“It’s particularly pleasing that contemporary Australian music is so strongly represented: world-premiere recordings of works by Paul Stanhope, Nigel Westlake, William Barton, Joseph Tawadros and Paul Grabowsky all feature in the nominated albums.”
The winners will be announced at a ceremony on Tuesday 7 October at the Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney.
For more information visit www.ariaawards.com.au
For further information, please contact:
Toby Chadd | ABC Classics & Jazz | (02) 8333 2853 | firstname.lastname@example.org
2014 ARIA FINE ARTS AND ARTISAN AWARDS: ABC MUSIC NOMINATIONS
BEST CLASSICAL ALBUM
Adès: Polaris / Stanhope: Piccolo Concerto
Andrew Macleod / Melbourne Symphony Orchestra / Benjamin Northey / Markus Stenz
Lior / Sydney Symphony Orchestra / Nigel Westlake
Emma Matthews / Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra / Marko Letonja
Stravinsky: Rite of Spring / Mahler: Symphony No.1
Australian World Orchestra / Zubin Mehta
BEST JAZZ ALBUM
The Bitter Suite
Paul Grabowsky Sextet
BEST WORLD MUSIC ALBUM
Birdsong at Dusk
Flute Spirit: Dreams and Improvisations
Permission to Evaporate
BEST ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK / CAST / SHOW ALBUM
Gurrumul: His Life and Music
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu / Sydney Symphony Orchestra
triple j’s One Night Stand
ENGINEER OF THE YEAR
(Gershwin: Take Two)