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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Pacifica Quartet, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music’s quartet-in-residence, won a Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance for its most recent album, “Contemporary Voices.”
The Grammy Awards were presented Sunday in Los Angeles. Watch Pacifica’s acceptance speech.
The Grammy is the Pacifica Quartet’s second, winning in the same category in 2008 with “Elliott Carter: String Quartets Nos. 1 and 5.”
“We are overjoyed to receive this recognition from the Recording Academy and honored to have been nominated together with such extraordinary musicians,” said Mark Holloway, Pacifica’s violist. “‘Contemporary Voices’ was a labor of love, and it was a thrill to record masterpieces by three Pulitzer Prize-winning women, visceral music that speaks deeply to this moment and our shared humanity. It was also a privilege to record a quintet with our friend and Jacobs School colleague Otis Murphy, whose beautiful playing contributes so much to the disc.
“We’re grateful to Cedille Records and MKI Artists for their collaboration and support, and we’re proud to have a home at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where musicians of today and tomorrow are thriving and discovering the passionately communicative art of chamber music.”