CBC Records/Les disques SRC Wins First Grammy Award

    OTTAWA, Feb. 11 /CNW Telbec/ - Yesterday in Los Angeles, a piece of
CBC/Radio-Canada history was written as CBC Records/Les disques SRC received
its first-ever Grammy Award at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards Celebration.
    The winning album - BARBER, KORNGOLD, WALTON (Violin Concertos) -
features the extraordinary violinist James Ehnes and the Vancouver Symphony
Orchestra under the direction of Bramwell Tovey. The award came in the
category of Best Instrumental Soloist Performance with Orchestra, and
conductor Bramwell Tovey was in attendance at the Grammys to personally accept
it on behalf of James, the Orchestra and CBC/Radio-Canada.
    "I'm tremendously excited and honoured to have won this Grammy," exclaims
James Ehnes. "I am particularly proud that a Canadian recording has made such
an impact on the global classical music scene. Making this recording was an
amazing experience, and I cannot give enough thanks to Bramwell Tovey, the
production team, the entire Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and CBC Records/Les
disques SRC for all they did to make this possible."
    The recording was produced in Vancouver by Denise Ball, with recording
engineer Don Harder, and with technical assistance from Bruce Dierick.
Producer Keith Horner was also involved in the initial development of the
project. Randy Barnard, General Manager of CBC Records/Les disques SRC was the
Project Manager.
    "This project celebrates the continuing partnership between CBC Radio
Music and CBC Records/Les disques SRC, and we are delighted it was recognised
with such an internationally acclaimed award. It comes on the heels of winning
the Western Canadian Music Award for Best Classical Album, and it is also
nominated for the upcoming Juno Awards in April. What an absolute thrill!"
said René Bourdages, President of CBC/Radio-Canada's Merchandising Division.
    CBC Records/Les disques SRC is part of CBC/Radio-Canada's Merchandising
Division and has won 28 JUNO Awards and many regional awards.

    About CBC/Radio-Canada

    CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its
largest cultural institutions. With 29 services offered on Radio, Television,
the Internet, satellite radio, digital audio, as well as through its record
and music distribution service and wireless WAP and SMS messaging services,
CBC/Radio-Canada is available how, where, and when Canadians want it.
    Through this array of activities, CBC/Radio-Canada brings diverse
regional and cultural perspectives into the daily lives of Canadians in
English, French and eight Aboriginal languages, in nine languages on its
international Radio service, Radio Canada International, and in eight
languages on its Web-based Radio service RCI viva, a service for recent and
aspiring immigrants to Canada.

For further information:

For further information: Katherine Heath-Eves, Media Relations,
CBC/Radio-Canada (Ottawa), heathevk@cbc.ca, (613) 288-6235

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