First Grammy for Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Our internationally acclaimed Quebec conductor can now be proud to be a Grammy Award winner.

Yannick Knesset-Sequin won the Golden Gramophone for his first career at a music festival in the United States on Sunday afternoon.

Recovering from Govt-19 infection, he learned about his success by watching the event “With My Valentine Bear and My Cats” live at his home in Montreal. Newspaper.

Although he was unable to attend the exhibition, Yannick Nézet-Séguin was so emotional that he was nominated three times without success in the past.

“Having a Grammy Award is very important to me. In general, I’m not worried about the awards, but the Grammy is important, ”said the other runner-up, who did not win.

In memory of the Florence price

The director of the Orchester Metropolitan was delighted to win for a project so close to his heart, the album Price: Symphony Numbers. 1 and 3. Was crowned the best orchestral show of the year.

He conducts the Philadelphia Band there, interpreting two of the four symphonies of the African-American composer Florence Price, who died in 1953.

“Being a black woman at the beginning of the 20th century was a disability for her. I finally wanted to give her something that should have happened to her a long time ago to be considered one of the best composers in this world. This Grammy is hers.”

Quebec shines

This is the second year in a row that it is shining in Quebec Grammy. In 2021, Montreal producer Kaitranada distinguished himself by winning two Grammys reserved for dance / electronic artists.

In the past, Quebec artists Celine Dion, Leonard Cohen and Arcade Fire have been praised.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin says he hopes his success and his career will be an inspiration to young musicians.

“In our world of so much trauma and pain, music is becoming more and more in demand. Music can bring peace and confidence and be a vehicle for correcting some inconsistencies. ⁇

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