James Ehnes Appointed to the Order of Canada

July 1, 2010 | News

James Ehnes has been named a Member of the Order of Canada. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada made the appointment in recognition not only of James’s contribution to musical life in Canada but on the international stage. Along with the other recipients, James will accept his insignia at a ceremony to be held at a later date.

The Order of Canada was established in 1967 to recognize outstanding achievement and service in various fields of human endeavour. Appointments are made on the recommendation of an Advisory Council, chaired by the Chief Justice of Canada. The Governor General is Chancellor and Principal Companion of the Order. The Member of the Order of Canada recognizes a lifetime of distinguished service in or to a particular community, group or field of activity.


A Busy Summer Ahead!

Apr. 29, 2010 | News

Catch James play the Beethoven Violin Concerto in both San Francisco and at the San Diego Mainly Mozart Festival or in chamber music concerts at the Seattle Chamber Music Festival. If not, you can hear him perform the Barber Concerto in Banff or in New York at Alice Tully Hall for the Mostly Mozart Festival (where he'll also give a recital with Andrew Armstrong). August sees James return to the BBC Proms at London's Royal Albert Hall for the Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 and play the Bartók Violin Concerto at the Peninsula Music Festival.


HOMAGE now on Blu-ray!

Apr. 19, 2010 | News

James's extraordinary CD/DVD Homage is now available on HD Blu-ray. Just as Stradivarius brought a new level of artistry to instrument making, this HD BluRay DVD brings a new level of technology to the unique visual and audio qualities of each of these instruments. Now available on Amazon! Purchase here


Vote for James!

March 12, 2010 | News

Voting is still open for The Indies - Canada's Independent Music Awards. Vote for James under "Favorite Classical Artist/Group" now!
Awards will be announced Saturday, March 13th.


JUNO Award Nomination!

Mar. 03, 2010 | News

James's new recording of Paganini's 24 Caprices was nominated today for Solo Classical Album of the Year. The JUNOs will be handed out on April 17th and 18th. Check back for news!


James Ehnes Goes for Gold!

Feb. 17, 2010 | News

In Concert from Vancouver - Home of the 2010 Olympics - James Ehnes will be the featured performer on TEMPO's Peak Performance on Friday February 26. For more information check out the TEMPO website.


James up for another INDIES Award!

Feb. 10, 2010 | News

James is once again nominated for Favourite Classical Artist at the 10th annual INDIES Awards. The ceremony will be held in Toronto on Saturday, March 13th. Check back for news!


James Honoured with International Achievement Award at WMCAs - September 19

Sept. 19, 2009 | News

James Ehnes added to his award collection over the weekend at the 2009 Western Music Awards ceremony in Brandon, Manitoba -- he received the International Achievement Award in honour of his significant contribution to the international music scene. Unavailable to attend the event due to performances in Japan, James accepted the award by video. For more information: WMCAs