The Nashville Scene has released the winners of its annual Best of Nashville awards, and Blair faculty members brought home six Writers’ Choice awards.
Best New Classical Recording: Carolyn Huebl, violin, and Mark Wait, piano, for their Naxos Records release, Stravinsky: Works for Violin and Piano.
Best Chamber Music Performance: The Blair String Quartet, for its world-premiere performance of Michael Hersch’s Images from a Closed Ward.
Best Avant-Garde Classical Performance: VORTEX Chamber Ensemble, for the John Cage centennial celebration.
Best New Classical Composition: Michael Alec Rose, for Burlesques Before the Ark.
Best Classical Accomplishment: Craig Nies, piano, for completing J.S. Bach’s entire Well-Tempered Clavier in concert.
Best New Modern Dance Composition: Blair resident ensemble ALIAS Chamber Ensemble and the Nashville Ballet for Arabian Blues.