Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo

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Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo
Awarded forquality classic instrumental solos
CountryUnited States
Presented byNational Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded2012
Last awarded2019

The Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo was first awarded during the annual Grammy Awards ceremony in 2012.

It combines the previous categories for Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with orchestra) and Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without orchestra).

The restructuring of these categories was a result of the Recording Academy's wish to decrease the list of categories and awards.[1]

The Grammy is awarded to the instrumental soloist(s) and to the conductor when applicable.


Year Winner Work Nominations Ref.
2012 Giancarlo Guerrero (conductor)
Christopher Lamb (with the Nashville Symphony)
Schwantner: Concerto for Percussion & Orchestra

2013 Kim Kashkashian Kurtág & Ligeti: Music for Viola

2014 Evelyn Glennie (soloist)
David Alan Miller (conductor) (with the Albany Symphony Orchestra)
Corigliano: Conjurer - Concerto for Percussionist & String Orchestra

2015 Jason Vieaux Play

2016 Augustin Hadelich (soloist)
Ludovic Morlot (conductor)
Dutilleux: Violin Concerto, L'Arbre Des Songes
  • Joseph Moog (soloist), Nicholas Milton (conductor) for Grieg & Moszkowski: Piano Concertos
  • Kristian Bezuidenhout (soloist) for Mozart: Keyboard Music Vol. 7
  • Daniil Trifonov (soloist) for Rachmaninov Variations
  • Ursula Oppens (soloist) for Rzewski: The People United Will Never Be Defeated!

2017 Zuill Bailey (soloist)
Giancarlo Guerrero (conductor)
Daugherty: Tales of Hemingway

2018 Daniil Trifonov Transcendental

2019 James Ehnes (soloist); Ludovic Morlot (conductor) Kernis: Violin Concerto
  • Yuja Wang; Simon Rattle (conductor) for Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 2
  • Christina Day Martinson; Martin Pearlman (conductor) for Biber: The Mystery Sonatas
  • Joshua Bell for Bruch: Scottish Fantasy Op. 46; Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor Op. 26
  • Craig Morris for Glass: Three Pieces in the Shape of a Square



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  3. ^ List of nominees 2013
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  6. ^ "Grammys 2015: And the Winners Are ..." Billboard. Retrieved May 5, 2017.
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  8. ^ "59th Annual GRAMMY Awards Winners & Nominees". Retrieved April 27, 2017.
  9. ^, 28 November 2017
  10. ^, 7 December 2019