Lawdon Press is happy to announce that Higdon has won her second Grammy! Higdon's Viola Concerto won for Best Contemporary Classical Composition. This recording was on a CD of her music titled Higdon: All Things Majestic, Viola Concerto, and Oboe Concerto, that also won the 2018 Grammy for Best Classical Compendium.




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Higdon Wins 2018 Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize in Music Composition


This prestigious award is given to contemporary classical composers of exceptional achievement "who have significantly influenced the field of composition", announced from the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University. In addition to a cash award, the prize includes a performance by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Higdon will also lead coaching sessions with school ensembles, conduct lessons and seminars, and participate in an interdisciplinary panel discussion on LGBTQI in the arts.

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NEW RELEASES

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The Nashville Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Giancarlo Guerrero, has released a recording of three of Higdon's works. All Things Majestic vividly captures the breathtaking beauty of the American landscape, and her expressive concertos bring out the unique textures and sonorities of these frequently overlooked solo instruments. BBC Music Magazine writes that "Higdon's Viola Concerto (2015) is striking in its playful, jazz-like rhythmic drive, carried off with great charisma by soloist Roberto Diaz, while the Oboe Concerto (2005) showcases the instrument's lyricism and mischief, with a fine performance from James Button." This recording can be purchased through Amazon and iTunes.

Naxos has also released the newest video interview with Jennifer live, if you'd like to see what she has to say about contemporary music!

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This recording presents flute, cello, and piano trio repertoire featuring the premiere recordings of four works by Higdon, Shulamit Ran, Andrea Clearfield, and Zhou Tian. These works embrace a variety of sources from visual art, literature, and nature. Dolce Suono Trio includes flutist Mimi Stillman, cellist Nathan Vickery, and pianist Charles Ambramovic. This recording is available from Amazon.