Jan 25, 2013
Jory Vinikour, a Sylff fellow in 1991 at the Paris Conservatoire, has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best Classical Instrumental Solo. Our warmest congratulations to Jory!
Born in Chicago, Jory received first prize in international competitions in Warsaw (1993) and Prague (1994) and is recognized as one of the outstanding harpsichordists of his generation.
He has performed as a soloist with such leading orchestras as the Rotterdam Philharmonic, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonic of Radio France, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Cape Town Symphony Orchestra, and Moscow Chamber Orchestra.
He appears regularly as a harpsichordist at the Paris Opera, Netherlands Opera, Salzburg Festival, Teatro Real de Madrid, and Glyndebourne, and is an active exponent of contemporary repertoire for the harpsichord, giving premiers of works by contemporary composers. He is also active as a conductor.
The nomination for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards is for The Complete Harpsichord Works of Rameau, released by Sono Luminus in June 2012. The recording has received rave reviews from newspapers and magazines around the world for not only its “technical accomplishment” but also the “genuinely moving” and “energetic, eloquent playing” style that provides “countless insights into the artistry of Jean-Philippe Rameau.”