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Laurier faculty, alumni honoured among 2014 Juno Award nominees
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There is no shortage of Laurier connections among the recently announced 2014 Juno Award nominees.
Laurier alumnus and faculty member Guy Few is featured as a trumpet soloist on the latest release by the Group of 27 Chamber Orchestra, the Canadian Concerto Project Volume One, which was nominated in the Classical Album, Large Ensemble or Soloist(s) with Large Ensemble Accompaniment category.
However, Few (BMus ’86) isn’t the only Laurier connection to this nomination. “Man will only grieve if he believes the sun stands still”, one of the songs on the album, was composed by professor Glenn Buhr, while Laurier Musician-In-Residence and Penderecki String Quartet violinist, Jeremy Bell performed as concertmaster for this recording project with the Group of 27.
Laurier alumnus Shadrach “Shad” Kabango (BBA ’05) was also nominated for a Juno Award, making the shortlist in the Rap Recording of the Year category for his album Flying Colours, which was released in October 2013. This is Kabango’s third nomination in the category, which he won in 2011 for his album TSOL.
Meanwhile, noted concert pianist Janina Fialkowska, who received an honourary Doctor of Letters from Laurier in 2013, was nominated in the Classical Album of the Year: Solo or Ensemble category for her recording of Concerto Nos. 13 and 14 with The Chamber Players of Canada.
The 2014 Juno Awards will be held in Winnipeg, MB with winners being announced throughout the week of March 24-30.