Williams’ ‘Berlin Concert’ Nominated for the Grammys

John Williams’ 2021 Berlin Concert, released earlier this year on various formats, has been nominated for the 2023 Grammy Awards in the Best Orchestral Performance category.

The Maestro’s total number of Grammy nominations now stands at 73, with 25 wins (see list of Awards and Nominations for the Oscars, Grammys and Golden Globes).

Additionally, Williams’ Violin Concerto No. 2 & Selected Film Themes has received a nomination as Best Engineered Album (Classical). Awards in this category are given to those involved in the engineering of the album.

The 65th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on February 5, 2023 in Los Angeles.

Best Orchestral Performance

Award to the Conductor and to the Orchestra.

  • Adams, John Luther: Sila – The Breath Of The World
    Doug Perkins, conductor (Musicians Of The University Of Michigan Department Of Chamber Music & University Of Michigan Percussion Ensemble)
  • Dvořák: Symphonies Nos. 7-9
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic)
  • Eastman: Stay On It
    Christopher Rountree, conductor (Wild Up)
  • John Williams – The Berlin Concert
    John Williams, conductor (Berliner Philharmoniker)
  • Works By Florence Price, Jessie Montgomery, Valerie Coleman
    Michael Repper, conductor (New York Youth Symphony)

Best Engineered Album, Classical

An Engineer’s Award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.)

  • Bates: Philharmonia Fantastique – The Making Of The Orchestra
    Shawn Murphy, Charlie Post & Gary Rydstrom, engineers; Michael Romanowski, mastering engineer (Edwin Outwater & Chicago Symphony Orchestra)
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 6; Stucky: Silent Spring
    Mark Donahue, engineer; Mark Donahue, mastering engineer (Manfred Honeck & Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)
  • Perspectives
    Jonathan Lackey, Bill Maylone & Dan Nichols, engineers; Joe Lambert, mastering engineer (Third Coast Percussion)
  • Tuvayhun – Beatitudes For A Wounded World
    Morten Lindberg, engineer; Morten Lindberg, mastering engineer (Anita Brevik, Nidarosdomens Jentekor & Trondheimsolistene)
  • Williams: Violin Concerto No. 2 & Selected Film Themes
    Bernhard Güttler, Shawn Murphy & Nick Squire, engineers; Christoph Stickel, mastering engineer (Anne-Sophie Mutter, John Williams & Boston Symphony Orchestra)