British Columbia

B.C. talent takes home 2 Grammys

British Columbia talent was recognized with two Grammy Awards on Sunday evening at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles.

British Columbia talent was recognized with two Grammy Awards on Sunday evening at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles.

Canadian violinist James Ehnes won Canada's first Grammy of the night for best instrumental solo performance (with orchestra) for his recording with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra called Barber/Korngold/Walton: Violin Concertos.

Denise Ball produced the album with sound engineer Don Harder for CBC Records, and many of the members of the CBC Radio Orchestra, based in Vancouver, also performed on the recording. The award was a first for CBC in British Columbia.

The CD has been highly-acclaimed by critics and the Grammy is the second award it's won. The first was a Western Canadian Music Award. It is also nominated for a Juno.

Burnaby's Michael Bublé took home best traditional pop vocal album with Call Me Irresponsible.

With files from the Canadian Press

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