April 3, 2016 | News
On Saturday night James won his 11th JUNO Award for his recording of Franck & Strauss Violin Sonatas (Onyx Classics) with pianist Andrew Armstrong in the category of Classical Album of the Year: Solo or Chamber Ensemble. Congratulations!
February 2, 2016 | News
James is up for two JUNO Awards for his two latest CDs on Onyx Classics: Best Classical Album: Solo or Chamber Ensemble for his recording of Franck and Strauss Sonatas with Andrew Armstrong and Best Classical Album: Large Ensemble or Soloist(s) with Large Ensemble for his recording of Vivaldi: The Fours Seasons with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Andrew Armstrong. The awards will be handed out at a ceremony in Calgary on April 2.
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
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!
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!
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?”