James Ehnes on WNYC's Soundcheck

Jun. 20, 2008 | News

James Ehnes will be talking with Brian Wise on WNYC's Soundcheck on Thursday, June 26 from 2 to 3pm.


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May 01, 2008 | News

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Barber, Korngold & Walton wins again!

Apr. 06, 2008 | News

James Ehnes has won the 2008 JUNO Award for Classical Album of the Year: Large Ensemble or Soloist with Large Ensemble.

This brings the total awards for this album to three, having already won a GRAMMY Award and a Western Canadian Music Award earlier this year.

James was at the JUNOs where he accepted the award and also appeared as a presenter on the live telecast.


Prestigious RPS Nomination for James Ehnes

Mar. 17, 2008 | News

James Ehnes has been nominated for a Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) Music Award, one of the UK's most prestigious classical music honours. James is up for the Instrumentalist Award in recognition of his performances throughout the UK in 2007.

The RPS Music Award winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday 15 May at the Dorchester Hotel, London. A special programme devoted to the RPS Music Awards will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 at 7.00pm on Friday 16 May.



Feb. 11, 2008 | News

Last night James Ehnes took home the 2008 GRAMMY Award for Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with Orchestra) for his recording of the violin concertos by Barber, Korngold and Walton with Bramwell Tovey and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Congratulations to everyone involved in the project!

Listen to James and Bramwell Tovey talk about their GRAMMY win on CBC Radio's As It Happens
(time point 20:12)


Youngest person elected into the Royal Society of Canada

Feb. 5, 2008 | News

James Ehnes has become the youngest person ever elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada: The Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canadathe national academy dedicated to the promotion of exceptional learning, research and accomplishments in the arts, humanities and sciences. The citation reads:

    "Widely considered one of the finest violinists of his generation, James Ehnes has established an international reputation of rare distinction for his performances of uncommon expressivity and musicianship with the world's most renowned conductors and orchestras. Possessing a remarkable, award-winning discography of over 20 CDs at the young age of 31, he also gives generously of his time to aspiring young musicians in the cities in which he travels. James Ehnes is one of Canada's brightest cultural exports as he consistently reminds international critics and audiences of Canada's rich musical depth."


Double JUNO Nomination

Feb. 5, 2008 | News

The JUNO Award nominations were announced today and James is up twice -- for Barber, Korngold, Walton Concertos with the Vancouver Symphony and Bramwell Tovey and for the Elgar Violin Concerto with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Sir Andrew Davis -- both in the same category, Classical Album of the Year: Large Ensemble or Soloist with Large Ensemble.

The JUNO Awards will be handed out at ceremonies in Calgary on April 5 and 6th.


Thursday, January 10th - Catch James on CBC Radio One's Q with Jian Ghomeshi!

Jan. 10, 2008 | News

James will speak about his GRAMMY nomination as well as upcoming projects. Q airs live to SIRIUS Satellite Radio at 12noon EST (repeated at 8pm and 2am) and is broadcast on CBC Radio One at 2pm and 10pm EST. Check local listings for times.

If you missed your chance live, read the CBCNews.ca story


James on Bravo! Arts & Minds Saturday, October 27

Oct. 27, 2007 | News

Catch James on Bravo! Arts & Minds October 27 at 7am and 6pm EST. If you miss it, the show will be replayed again Sunday, October 28 at 7pm EST and Wednesday, October 31 at 7:30pm EST. Check local listings for times across Canada.
To watch a clip, check out the Bravo! website


Watch out for Upcoming CD Releases

Oct. 23, 2007 | News

Release dates: UK October 29, US/Canada early November Onyx 4025
James has recorded one of Elgar's greatest masterpieces, the Violin Concerto, with Sir Andrew Davis and the Philharmonia Orchestra. The recording was made live in the Queen Elizabeth Hall on 17 and 20 May 2007.

Early review: "The violinist's formidable technique really does help to make this a spellbinding experience...a 'must have' for all serious collectors of romantic violin music."
(musical criticism.com full review)

Release date: UK, US, Canada end October, Black Box 1109
James rejoins American contemporary pianist Andrew Russo after their highly-praised Adams recording for two of American composer Paul Schoenfield's chamber works: Four Souvenirs for violin and piano and his piano trio Café Music also with cellist Edward Arron. Check back for reviews.

The CD is the 5th in Andrew Russo's American Composer series for the label. For more info: www.russocentral.com


Barber, Korngold, Walton takes home a WCMA

Oct. 21, 2007 | News

James's highly-acclaimed recording of concertos by Barber, Korngold and Walton has won the 2007 Western Canadian Music Award for OUTSTANDING CLASSICAL RECORDING. The awards were given out at a ceremony in Moose Jaw, SK, October 21.