Composer, arranger, and Baldwin pianist David Chesky can now add another Grammy nomination to his already lengthy list of accolades. News of his nomination for Best Classical Contemporary Composition came Thursday, December 6 at the Grammy’s annual announcement ceremony in Los Angeles. Chesky is being recognized for his “Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra,” a track off this year’s Urban Concertos.
Chesky plays a Baldwin SF10E Concert Grand, and after learning of his Grammy nod Thursday, he said, “Do you know why I was nominated for the piece? ’Cause I wrote it on a seven-foot Baldwin!”
An innovative musician revered by audiophiles for developing new recording technologies, Chesky is also a saavy businessman who, along with brother Norman, has helmed classical and jazz audiophile record company Chesky Records in Manhattan for more than 20 years.
Chesky was previously nominated for a Grammy in 2005 for Best Engineered Classical Recording for Area 31.
The Grammys will air live on CBS on Sunday, February 10.
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