James Ehnes shortlisted for RPS Award

Apr. 1, 2015 | News

Congrats to James Ehnes on being shortlisted as Instrumentalist of the year for the RPS Awards. Presented by the Royal Philharmonic Society in association with BBC Radio 3, the awards celebrate outstanding achievement by artists and organisations in classical music in 2014. Winners will be announced at a ceremony at The Brewery in London on Tuesday 5 May 2015. Visit the RPS Awards website for a look at the full shortlist


Bartok Disc Wins at the JUNO Awards!

Mar. 15, 2015 | News

James collected his *10th* JUNO Award on Saturday night. His CD of Bartók chamber works (Chandos) won in the category of Classical Album of the Year: Solo or Chamber Music. James was joined on this disc by amazing colleagues Amy Schwartz Moretti, Andrew Armstrong, and Michael Collins. Congratulations to all!


Double JUNO Award nomination...again!

Jan. 27, 2015 | Reviews

The 2015 JUNO Award nominations were announced today at a press conference in Toronto and James is once again up for two awards: the final volume of his Bartok project with Chandos, Contrasts, Sonatina and 44 Duos with Michael Collins (clarinet), Amy Schwartz Moretti (violin), and Andrew Armstrong (piano) is nominated in the category of Classical Album of the Year: Solo or Chamber Ensemble and his recording of concertos by Khachaturian and Shostakovich (Onyx Classics) is nominated in the category of Classical Album of the Year: Large Ensemble or Soloist(s) with Large Ensemble Accompaniment. The awards will be handed out at ceremonies on March 14 & 15. Check back for updates!


Two concertos - Two cities - Two orchestras - One day!

Dec. 10, 2014 | News

All in a day's work! A couple of hours before he was scheduled to go on stage with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at 2:15pm to perform the Walton Violin Concerto, James received a call asking if he could step in that same evening in Liverpool to perform Brahms's Violin Concerto with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Andrew Manze to replace an indisposed soloist. To make matters even more interesting, the RLPO concert was to be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 with no time for rehearsal. Always game for an adventure, James commented on Facebook: “A crazy day today...but two of my favorite concertos with two of my favorite orchestras in the same day...... how could I refuse?”