The winners of the 2023 Classical Grammy Awards were announced in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 5. The following are the winners in each classical category; click here for the complete nominees and winners.
Best Orchestral Performance: New York Youth Symphony, Michael Repper, conductor – Works by Florence Price, Jessie Montgomery, Valerie Coleman. (Read about the New York Youth Symphony’s Grammy win on symphony.org.)
Best Contemporary Classical Composition: Time for Three, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and Xian Zhang, conductor – Kevin Puts: Contact.
Best Classical Instrumental Solo: Time for Three, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and Xian Zhang, conductor – Letters for the Future.
Best Classical Solo Vocal Album: Renée Fleming and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, pianist – Voice of Nature: The Anthropocene.
Best Classical Compendium: Starr Parodi and Kitt Wakeley – An Adoption Story.
Best Choral Performance: The Crossing, Donald Nally, conductor – Born.
Best Opera Recording: The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Metropolitan Opera Chorus, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor; Angel Blue, Will Liverman, Latonia Moore, and Walter Russell III, vocalists – Blanchard: Fire Shut Up in My Bones.
Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance: Attacca Quartet – Caroline Shaw: Evergreen.
Best Engineered Album, Classical: Shawn Murphy, Gary Rydstrom, Charlie Post, and Michael Romanowski for Edwin Outwater and Chicago Symphony Orchestra – Mason Bates: Philharmonia Fantastique: The Making of the Orchestra.
Producer of the Year, Classical: Judith Sherman.