Two alumni of the Eastman School of Music were recognized in the 54th Grammy Awards held Sunday, Feb. 12 in Los Angeles, Ca.

Robert Ludwig ’66 was honored for Best Surround Sound Album and Christopher Lamb ’81 won for Best Classical Instrumental Solo.

Ludwig, who received both a bachelor’s degree in music education and a masters degree in trumpet from Eastman, worked at A&R Recording, Sterling Sound and Masterdisk Corporation before opening his own business — Gateway Mastering Studios, Inc. — in 1993.

Ludwig has also worked on projects for such esteemed artists as The Band, Jimi Hendrix, U2, Phil Collins, The Police, Neil Diamond and many others. He won a Latin Grammy in 2004 for the album “No es Lo Mismo” and won a Grammy for Best Surround Recording in 2006.

Ludwig was also nominated this year for an engineering award for the album “Music is Better than Words” in the category of Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical.

Lamb, who has worked at the Manhattan School of Music since 1989, received the Grammy for his work in Joseph Schwanter’s Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra, which appears on the CD “Schwantner: Chasing Light.”

Lamb was also the recipient of a Fulbright Scholar Award, which he used to study abroad in Australia. He has been a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Buffalo Philharmonic and the New York Philharmonic.

Buletti is a member of the class of 2013.



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