Awards

Accolades, nominations, and awards of the group and its members.

International Awards

Echo Klassik (2002)

Recording goes to Canadian Brass performing Arthur Frackenpohl’s adaptation of ”Goldberg Variations” (BMG/RCA). Category: Chamber Music – German Music Industry Award, 2002

Silver Rose (1998)

”The Canadian Brass: A Christmas Experiment” was given the Silver Rose Award (best in its category) at the Golden Rose Festival in Montreux , Switzerland, 1998.

Grammy Awards

2000 Grammy Win

Hornsmoke – Congratulations to Peter Schickele!

“The music commissioned by Canadian Brass

2000 Grammy Nomination

“A” Train written by Luther Henderson

1993 Grammy Nomination

”The Canadian Brass: Home Movies” was nominated for a Grammy Award as Best Long Form Video in 1993.

click here to see the nomination certificate

An exerpt from the 2000 Canadian Brass press release:

“One Grammy Award winner, plus another nomination as Best Classical Crossover Album in 2000.

At the 42nd Grammy Canadian Brass takes great pride in two of the six Best Classical Crossover Album Grammy nominations this year.

First, of course, their own Take the “A” Train written by Duke Ellington’s own arranger, Luther Henderson.

Second, that of a CD created around the Canadian Brass signature showstopper Hornsmoke. Composer Peter Schickele is the featured performer in this and other works commissioned by the Canadian Brass in the 1970′s.

And the winner is: Hornsmoke ! – Congratulations, Peter!”

 

Ensemble Awards

UMS Distinguished Artist Award, 1999

UMS Distinguished Artist Award

On May 8, 1999, The Canadian Brass received the 1999 UMS Distinguished Artist Award in Ann Arbor, MI.

Tri-M Music Award, 1998

The Canadian Brass were presented the Tri-M Music Award at the MENC National Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, in April 1998.

The following is the presentation speech given by Donna Stark Fox, National Chair.

“It is an honor to stand before you today to introduce you to the Tri-M Music Honor Society. Tri-M, known as Modern Music Masters, is a society with more than 2,900 chartered chapters worldwide. It was founded to recognize the musical excellence and achievement of its members. These students (present at ceremony) represent New York and Pennsylvania. They are not only members, but true advocates for music education and they are proud to be delegates to this MENC National Convention. At this time they will share the honor of Tri-M Membership with these five gentlemen who have inspired with their musicianship, their leadership, and with their service to the musical profession, to music education and to children through their partnership with MENC. We welcome the Canadian Brass as honorary members of the Tri-M Music Honor Society.”

Best Brass Ensemble in Global Classical Music Poll – 1997

Best Brass Ensemble in Global Classical Music Poll by Classical Insights in 1997.

The Canadian Brass was voted Best Brass Ensemble in the first-ever Global Classical Music Poll in 1997. This special online poll was conducted by N2K’s Classical Insights Thousands of classical music fans from more than sixty countries voted for their favorite classical artists, composers, ensembles, recordings, as well as a host of other categories.

Honorary Doctorate from New England Conservatory of Music – 1993

An honorary doctorate was awarded to The Canadian Brass in 1993 by the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA.

Honorary Doctorate from Hartwick College – 1993

The first honorary doctorate bestowed on the Canadian Brass was from Hartwick College in 1993. This SUNY school of music is Fred Mills’ undergraduate alma mater.

Doctor of Letters from McMaster University – 2000

The members of the Canadian Brass received the degree Doctor of Letters from McMaster University in May 2000.

Governor General of Canada Award – 1991

The Canadian Brass was presented with an award by the Governor General of Canada in 1991, and received their award in Ottawa, Canada.

Official Sommeliers – 1991

Appointed official sommeliers in 1991 at the Narbonne Int’l brass quintet competition.

Juno Awards

Canadian Brass has been nominated for JUNOs sixteen (16) times!!
… unprecedented for a classical ensemble!

2013 – Classical Album of the Year: Solo or Chamber Ensemble

Artist: Canadian Brass

Title: Takes Flight

2012 – Best Classical Album: Solo or Chamber Ensemble

Artist: Canadian Brass

Title: Brahms On Brass

2011 – Best Classical Album: Solo or Chamber Ensemble

Artist: Canadian Brass

Title: Spirit Dance

2006 – Classical Album of the Year: Solo or Chamber Ensemble

Artist: Canadian Brass

Title: Magic Horn

1995 – Best Classical Album: Solo or Chamber Ensemble

Artist: Canadian Brass

Title: Gabrieli For Brass

1990 – Best Classical Album: Solo or Chamber Ensemble

Artist: Canadian Brass

Title: Gabrielli & Monteverdi: Antiphonal Music

1990 – Instrumental Artist(s) of the Year

Artist: Canadian Brass

1989 – Instrumental Artist(s) of the Year

Artist: Canadian Brass

1987 – Instrumental Artist(s) of the Year

Artist: Canadian Brass

1986 – Instrumental Artist(s) of the Year

Artist: Canadian Brass

1985 – Instrumental Artist(s) of the Year

Artist: Canadian Brass

1984 – Best Classical Album of the Year

Artist: Canadian Brass

Title: Brass In Berlin

1984 – Instrumental Artists of the Year

Artist: Canadian Brass

1981 – Best Classical Album of the Year

Artist: Canadian Brass

Title: The Village Band

1978 – Best Album Graphics

Artist: Canadian Brass

Title: Unexplored Territory

Individual Awards

  • Chuck Daellenbach appointed to the Order of Canada, the country’s highest civilian honour in 2014. The Order of Canada was established in 1967 to recognize “outstanding achievement, dedication to community and service to the nation.”
  • Chuck Daellenbach was presented the Lifetime Achievement award by his peers at the International Tuba & Euphonium convention in 2012
  • Chuck Daellenbach received a distinguished alumnus award from Eastman School of music in 2005
  • Gene Watts received an honorary doctorate from the University of Missouri 2002.

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