Andris Nelsons and Yo-Yo Ma among Grammy winners

The winners of the 2017 Grammy Awards have been announced at a ceremony at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Beyoncé and Adele – who both performed at the event – dominated the headlines, but it was also a big night for classical music, with winners in eight categories.

Notable names to pickup a prize include Third Coast Percussion, who won the Best Small Ensemble award for its album of works by Steve Reich; Andris Nelsons and Boston Symphony Orchestra, who triumphed in the Best Orchestral Performance category; and composer Michael Daugherty, whose album Tales of Hemingway won three awards. Yo-Yo Ma and his Silk Road Ensemble won Best World Music Album for Sing Me Home.

Here is the full list of classical winners:

Best Orchestral Performance

Shostakovich: Under Stalin’s Shadow – Symphonies Nos 5, 8 & 9
Andris Nelsons, conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra)

Best Opera Recording

Corigliano: The Ghosts Of Versailles
James Conlon, conductor; Joshua Guerrero, Christopher Maltman, Lucas Meachem, Patricia Racette, Lucy Schaufer & Guanqun Yu; Blanton Alspaugh, producer (LA Opera Orchestra; LA Opera Chorus)

Best Choral Performance

Penderecki Conducts Penderecki, Volume 1
Krzystof Penderecki, conductor; Henryk Wojnarowski, choir director (Nikolay Didenko, Agnieszka Rehlis & Johanna Rusanen; Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra; Warsaw Philharmonic Choir)

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

Steve Reich
Third Coast Percussion

Best Classical Instrument Solo

Daugherty: Tales Of Hemingway
Zuill Bailey; Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor (Nashville Symphony)

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album (joint winners)

Schumann & Berg
Dorothea Röschmann; Mitsuko Uchida, accompanist

Shakespeare Songs
Ian Bostridge; Antonio Pappano, accompanist (Michael Collins, Elizabeth Kenny, Lawrence Power & Adam Walker)

Best Classical Compendium:

Daugherty: Tales Of Hemingway; American Gothic; Once Upon A Castle
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Tim Handley, producer

Best Contemporary Classical Composition:

Daugherty: Tales Of Hemingway
Michael Daugherty, composer (Zuill Bailey, Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony)

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