Mar. 29, 2009 | News
James Ehnes adds another award to his already impressive collection with his sixth JUNO win this past weekend. His CD/DVD HOMAGE won the 2009 JUNO for Classical Album of The Year: Solo Or Chamber Ensemble.
Mar. 1, 2009 | News
James received his 13th JUNO nomination today when the 2009 JUNO Award nominations were announced this morning in Vancouver. HOMAGE is up for CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO OR CHAMBER ENSEMBLE.
The JUNO Awards will be handed out at ceremonies in Vancouver on March 28th and 29th.
Jan. 28, 2009 | News
James Talks about HOMAGE on BBC Breakfast News, see the video here
Jan. 19, 2009 | News
Missed your chance to hear James and David Fulton speak about Homage on CBC's Sunday Afternoon In Concert? Catch it on the SAIC Concerts on Demand website as a bonus feature to their recording of the Brahms Double Concerto with James Ehnes, cellist Jan Vogler and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Or listen to it directly here.
Dec. 01, 2008 | News
This extraordinary project features performances on 12 of the greatest instruments ever made - by Antonio Stradivari, Pietro Guarneri (Peter of Mantua), Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesù, Andrea Guarneri, Giuseppe Guadagnini, and Gasparo Bertolotti (Gasparo da Salò), all belonging to the unique Fulton Collection. The project was recorded in April 2007 at the Fulton Performing Arts Centre in Redmond, Washington. James Ehnes performs 21 musical selections all carefully chosen to showcase each individual instrument.
On the DVD, in addition to the complete performances, James considers the eternal question - Strads vs Guarneris, discusses the importance of the right Bow for each instrument, his relationship with the Fulton Collection and the preparation for the recording sessions. As well, David Fulton talks about his passion for collecting these rare instruments.
"**** (4 out of 4)
To say that this is one of the most amazing recordings of violin music ever made doesn't even begin to do justice to what James Ehnes has accomplished here. He tosses this collection of showpieces off so smoothly that it's easy to underestimate the feats of technique and control involved to make the music so polished."
(Toronto Star, 25 October 2008)
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Sep. 25, 2008 | News
James has won the 2008 Gramophone Award for Best Concerto Recording of the Year for Elgar's Violin Concerto with the Philharmonia Orchestra (London), conducted by Sir Andrew Davis.
This is the third major award for James this year - his recording of the Barber, Korngold and Walton Concertos with the Vancouver Symphony conducted by Bramwell Tovey won the 2008 GRAMMY and JUNO Awards for Best Classical Album of the year. It also won the Western Canadian Music Award for Outstanding Classical Recording.