Two Eastman alumni awarded Grammys

Eastman School of Music alumni Renée Fleming (MM ’83) and Robert Ludwig (BM ’66 MM ’01) each won a Grammy during the 55th Annual Awards show on Sunday, Feb 10.

Fleming, an opera singer, was awarded her fourth Grammy for Best Classical Vocal Solo for “Poèmes,” an album of four French orchestral song cycles. Ludwig was the mastering engineer for “Babel,” the Album of the Year winner by Mumford & Sons. Ludwig is the past recipient of a Latin Grammy and two other Grammy awards.

Alumni Bill Cunliffe (MM ’81) and Gene Scheer (MM ’81 MM ’82) were also nominated for the competition. Cunliffe, a composer, arranger and pianist, was nominated in the Best Instrumental Composition category for his work “Overture, Waltz and Rondo.” Scheer, an opera librettist, received a nomination in the Best Contemporary Classical Composition category for the concert drama “August 4, 1964.”

Read more on the Eastman School of Music website.

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