Artists from Naxos of America Family of Distributed Labels are Honored with Eight Juno Award Nominations

The 39th Annual JUNO Awards will be announced on Saturday, April 17 at the St. John’s Convention Centre at Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

On February 3, The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) honored artists from labels ATMA Classique, New Amsterdam Records, and Centrediscs with eight JUNO Nominations.

Artists from ATMA Classique picked up three nominations in the category of “Best Classical Album of the Year: Large Ensemble or Soloist”: Yannick Nézet-Séguin & Orchestre Métropolitain for Bruckner Symphony No. 8 (ACD2 2513); pianist-conductor Louis Lortie and the Orchestre symphonique de Québec for Mendelssohn Piano Concerto Nos. 1 & 2/Symphony No. 5, “Reformation” (ACD2 2617); and Les Violins du Roy for Bartók (ACD2 2576). Soprano Karina Gauvin was also nominated in the category of “Best Classical album of the Year – Choral or Vocal Performance” for her ATMA Classique recording Porpora Arias (ACD2 2590).

Two Canadian composers took home nominations in the category of “Best Classical Composition” for their works on Centrediscs albums. Marjan Mozetich was nominated for his compositions Angels in Flight and the title track of the Centrediscs album Lament in the Trampled Garden (CMCCD 14009). Composer Stephen Chatman garnered a nomination for Earth Songs (CMCCD 14709).

Finally, CARAS honored New York-based jazz artist Darcy James Argue with a “Best Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year” nomination for his New Amsterdam Records recording Infernal Machines: Secret Society (NWAM017).