Hahn shares the Best Chamber Music prize with her piano collaborator Cory Smythe


Violinist Hilary Hahn has been awarded a 2015 Grammy Award in the Best Chamber Music category for her ‘In 27 Pieces’ album of encores, recorded with pianist Cory Smythe. The 2013 disc features 26 works commissioned by Hahn from contemporary composers, and a 27th by Jeff Myers, who won a blind, open submission process to write the final work. In her acceptance speech, Hahn noted that the project was nearly a decade in the making.

‘There have been so many parts to this process and we’ve been learning all along the way,’ she said. ‘It’s so rewarding that people have gotten to hear this music and acknowledged it. Thanks to all who made it happen and thanks so much to Cory.’

Also honoured this year are: the Saint Louis Symphony, conducted by David Robertson, which receives the Grammy for Best Orchestral Performance for its recording of John Adams’s City Noir and Saxophone Concerto; the Seattle Symphony, which receives the Best Contemporary Classical Composition prize for its recording of John Luther Adams’s Become Ocean; and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, which receives Best Engineered Album, Classical for its all-Vaughan Williams album.

Watch Hilary Hahn and Cory Smythe offer thanks at the 2015 Grammys below:

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