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Congrats to the 61st Grammy Award winners! For a full list, visit grammy.com, but here are a few of the string-related triumphs:
Best Bluegrass Album
The Travelin’ McCourys by the Travelin’ McCourys (with fiddler Jason Carter and bassist Alan Bartram)
Best Folk Album
All Ashore by the Punch Brothers (with fiddler Gabe Witcher and bassist Paul Kowert)
Best Orchestral Performance
Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 11; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons, cond.
Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance
Anderson, Laurie: Landfall; Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet
Best Classical Instrumental Solo
Kernis: Violin Concerto; James Ehnes, violin; Seattle Symphony, Ludovic Morlot, cond.
Best Contemporary Classical Composition
Kernis: Violin Concerto; Aaron Jay Kernis, composer; James Ehnes, violin, Seattle Symphony, Ludovic Morlot, cond.