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Unraveling Beethoven Artists and Composers
Top: Solomon and DiEugenio Bottom: Composers Tonia Ko, Allen Anderson (UNC Music Chair), Jesse Jones, Robert Honstein, and David Garner

The department is pleased to share that the album Unraveling Beethoven is on the GRAMMY® ballot in two categories: Best Contemporary Composition and Best Chamber Music Album. UNC Music Assistant Professor Nicholas DiEugenio, violin, and Lecturer Mimi Solomon, piano, had an album release concert for Unraveling Beethoven last fall in Moeser Auditorium and has already won multiple awards. It was honored as one of the Top Ten Albums of 2018 by Global Music Awards and received a Best of Show of the Gold Medal winners as well.

“This project represents so many things that are important to me in life and as a musician: collaboration with inspiring artists (the wonderful composers Allen Anderson, Robert Honstein, Tonia Ko, David Garner, and Jesse Jones, the pianist and my spouse Mimi Solomon, producer and all-around musician Tom Chiu, recording engineer and master Ryan Streber at Oktaven Studios, Dan Lippel at New Focus Recordings, and the incredible visual artist Tama Hochbaum), the creation of new music, and the way that “old” music like Beethoven’s resonates and finds new context and meaning in the lives of listeners today.” -Nicholas DiEugenio

You can access the album on Spotify, iTunes, Naxos Music Library, or at the New Focus Recordings website.

Tonia Ko’s piece Tribute (Axis II), which was also the Spring 2019 selection for the website Score Follower, can be accessed there as well.

Official GRAMMY® Nominations will be announced on November 20.

Album art by visual artist Tama Hochbaum and designed by Aestheticize Media.
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