Jennifer Higdon accepts the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Classical Composition.
JENNIFER HIGDON ’86 SCORES AGAIN AT 2018 GRAMMY AWARDS
It’s another Grammy Award for composer Jennifer Higdon, a 1986 BGSU alumna. Higdon won the Best Contemporary Classical Composition award for her composition "Viola Concerto."
“Viola Concerto” was co-commissioned by the Library of Congress and the Curtis Institute of Music. It was performed by soloist Roberto Díaz with the Nashville Symphony and conducted by Giancarlo Guerrero.
The record it appeared on also won an award. “Higdon: All Things Majestic, Viola Concerto and Oboe Concerto” won in the Best Classical Compendium category.
Higdon’s first Grammy came in 2005, when her album of her compositions “Cityscape” and “Concerto for Orchestra” was named the Best Classical Engineered Album. She won again in 2009 when her “Percussion Concerto” was named Best Contemporary Classical Composition. That year she also received the Pulitzer Prize in Music for her “Violin Concerto,” composed for soloist Hilary Hahn.