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Professor and Alum Silas Brown Earns Grammy Nominations

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Silas Brown ’10 on earning two Grammy nominations and on his work engineering two performances that also earned Grammy nominations.

Brown was nominated twice in the category of Best Engineered Album, Classical, an award that’s bestowed upon engineers.

The recordings are:

  • GERSHWIN: PORGY AND BESS
    David Frost & John Kerswell, engineers; Silas Brown, mastering engineer (Artists: David Robertson, Eric Owens, Angel Blue, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus)

  • SHOSTAKOVICH: SYMPHONY NO. 13, ‘BABI YAR’
    David Frost & Charlie Post, engineers; Silas Brown, mastering engineer (Artists: Riccardo Muti & Chicago Symphony Orchestra)

Brown also worked on the production and engineering of two performances in the category of Best Classical Instrumental Solo, an award given to the instrumental soloist(s) and to the conductor when applicable.

  • DESTINATION RACHMANINOV—ARRIVAL (Produced and Engineered)
    Daniil Trifonov; Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor (The Philadelphia Orchestra)

  • THEOFANIDIS: CONCERTO FOR VIOLA AND CHAMBER ORCHESTRA (Partial Engineer)
    Richard O’Neill; David Alan Miller, conductor (Albany Symphony)

The 63rd GRAMMY Awards will air Sunday, January 31 on CBS.