Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo
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.
The Grammy is awarded to the instrumental soloist(s) and to the conductor when applicable.
- Winner TBA on 12 February 2017
- Leila Josefowicz (soloist), David Robertson (conductor) for Adams: Scheherazade.2
- Zuill Bailey (soloist), Giancarlo Guerrero (conductor) for Daugherty: Tales of Hemingway
- Christian Tetzlaff (soloist), John Storgårds (conductor) for Dvorak: Violin Concerto & Romance; Suk: Fantasy
- Kristian Bezuidenhout (soloist) for Mozart: Keyboard Music, Vols 8 & 9
- Gil Shaham (soloist), Stéphane Denève (conductor) for 1930s Violin Concertos, Vol. 2
- 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!
- Leon Fleisher for All The Things You Are
- Daniil Trifonov for The Carnegie Recital
- Xavier Phillips for Dutilleux: Tout un Monde Lointain
- Jory Vinikour for Toccatas
- Grammy Awards of 2014
- Patricia Kopatchinskaja (soloist), Peter Eötvös (conductor) for Bartók, Eötvös & Ligeti
- Gloria Cheng for The Edge of Light
- Yefim Bronfman (soloist), Alan Gilbert (conductor) for Lindberg: Piano Concerto No. 2
- Leila Josefowicz (soloist), Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor) for Salonen: Violin Concerto; Nyx
- Maria João Pires for Schubert: Piano Sonatas D. 845 & D. 960
- Andras Schiff for Bach: Das Wohltemperierte Clavier
- Jory Vinikour for The Complete Harpsichord Works of Rameau
- Antonio Meneses, Claudio Cruz (conductor) (with the Northern Sinfonia) for Gal & Elgar: Cello Concertos
- Hansjörg Albrecht for Holst: The Planets
- Grammy Awards of 2012
- Lan Shui (conductor) and Michala Petri for Chinese Recorder Concertos - East Meets West
- Yuja Wang for Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto no. 2 in C minor, Op. 18; Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
- Leif Ove Andsnes for Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos nos. 3 & 4
- Ursula Oppens for Winging It - Piano Music of John Corigliano