Triple Crown for CBC Records

April 7, 2008, Calgary

At the Junos this weekend, CBC Records celebrated another win for its acclaimed album featuring Canadian violinist James Ehnes, bringing to three the awards for this album.

James Ehnes’ recording, Barber, Korngold, Walton: Violin Concertos, with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Bramwell Tovey, which had won a Grammy and a Western Canadian Music Award earlier this year, yesterday won the Juno Award for Classical Album of the Year – Soloist with Large Ensemble. In his acceptance speech at Calgary’s Pengrowth Saddledome, Ehnes thanked CBC Records and CBC Radio Music, giving special recognition to CBC’s producer Denise Ball and Recording Engineer Don Harder.

Two other nominations for CBC Records this year included Live! Jazz Legends / Légendes du jazz nominated for Traditional Jazz Album of the Year and Celso Machado’s Jogo da Vida for best World Music Abum.

"Winning this award and receiving two other nominations against such strong competition is a great achievement. These are worthy accolades for outstanding albums,” said René Bourdages, President, CBC/Radio-Canada Merchandising Division. “CBC Records and CBC Radio Music are proud of their roles in supporting and promoting Canadian talent."

It has been a banner year for CBC Records given the international recognition it received with a Grammy award, and through the national profile achieved with Juno and Western Canadian Music Awards wins. CBC Records has won a total of 29 Junos.

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