The Philadelphia Orchestra Nominated for Grammy Award

Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin gets multiple nods.

The Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin were amongst the lengthy list of Grammy nominees announced today, with Nézet-Séguin being nominated not once, but twice.

The musical ensemble’s recording of Rachmaninoff Variations for Deutsche Grammophon was nominated for Best Classical Instrumental Solo. The record features acclaimed pianist Daniil Trifonov‘s interpretation of the work, with Nézet-Séguin leading the musical forces.

Nézet-Séguin was also nominated for another Grammy, this time for his work on The Chamber Orchestra of Europe’s Mozart’s Die Entführung Aus Dem Serail. The record was nominated for Best Opera Recording. Incidentally, these Grammy nominations serve as the first ever for Nézet-Séguin.

“I am deeply honored to be recognized by the Recording Academy and the Grammy Awards for two albums that I am very proud of,” he said in a statement. “It is especially meaningful for me that my first-ever Grammy nominations are with special artistic partners: The Philadelphia Orchestra and Daniil Trifonov, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, and Deutsche Grammophon.”

Of course, there were other Philadelphia-area musicians who were honored with nominations, including pop superstar Taylor Swift and Jazmine Sullivan, who just performed at the tree-lighting ceremony at City Hall. Find the full list of nominees here.