Thursday, December 4, 2008

A Grammy Nomination ...

... for someone who may be considered a controversial figure in the Organ world: Cameron Carpenter.

I actually had the pleasure of meeting him a few years back, when he gave a concert for the Concerts at St Stephen's series. I was the one who drew the airport duties, so we had a chance to chat. IIRC, he was also a Kenan scholar with the NC School of the Arts while he was a student there.

I will admit that I haven't followed his career too closely in the intervening years ... but then I received an email from one of the organ-related listservs that announced that Carpenter received a Grammy Nomination for "Best Instrumental Soloist Performance Without Orchestra" for his first CD/DVD, Revolution.

Congratulations, Cameron!

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