Patricia Kopatchinskaja’s Death and the Maiden wins the award for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble performance. The album is a live recording led by Patricia of a concert in which the movements of Schubert’s string quartet – in Kopatchinskaja’s own string-orchestra version – are interspersed with other music to surprising effect. The album was recorded with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and released in October 2016 on Alpha Classics.
The 60th GRAMMY Awards show took place at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on 28 January 2018.
This Grammy is due to a great team: All members of the orchestra contributing their ideas and dedication. Its artistic director Kyu Kim, musician extraordinary. The orchestras knowledgeable former manager Bruce Coppock. Blanton Alspaugh and John Newton of Soundmirror, who realised the recording under extreme time pressure. My longtime and daring CD-producer Didier Martin at Alpha Classics. And my managers Jasper Parrott und Ariane Levy-Kunstler who brought me to this orchestra. To them and many others: Thank you for your curiosity and courage!