Last night at the Staples Center, Los Angeles, Polyarts’ artists Attacca Quartet won a GRAMMY award in the category “Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance” in recognition for their work on the albumOrange, which features the work of their close collaborator Caroline Shaw.
“Congratulations to all the people in our category. We love all the chamber music out there today. You just make the world a more beautiful place. We want to thank Caroline Shaw for writing this amazing music, of course, the Recording Academy, our friends, Family, our teachers. We’d like to thank Felix, Des, Luke and Moema for being here today, and also to Becca. We want to thank WGBH studio, our producer and engineer Antonio Oliart, Nonesuch Records, New Amsterdam records, and all the other wonderful people that have supported us along the way.
It just brings us so much joy to play this music of Caroline Shaw. We are just incredibly happy that through this album it’s been able to bring joy to many people as well. We are so honoured to be here today with all of you and please continue doing all the incredible things you do.”
Their season continues with performances at Phillips Collection, San Diego Opera, a full Beethoven String Quartet cycle at Trinity Wall Street and Bachwochen Thuringer as well as a residency at Gardner Museum, Boston. They will also return to the UK for their debut Wigmore Hall performance and will tour Japan, performing not only in chamber halls, but also as soloists with Nagoya Philharmonic, conducted by Edo de Waart.