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Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Classical

Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Classical
Awarded for quality classical music production
Country United States
Presented by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded 1980
Last awarded 2014
Official website

The Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Classical is an honor presented to record producers for quality classical music productions at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards.[1] Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position".[2]

Originally known as the Grammy Award for Classical Producer of the Year, the award was first presented to James Mallinson at the 22nd Grammy Awards (1980). The name remained unchanged until 1998, when the category became known as Producer of the Year, Classical. According to the category description guide for the 52nd Grammy Awards, the award is presented to album producers "whose recordings, released for the first time during the eligibility year, represent consistently outstanding creativity in the production of classical recordings".[3] Producers must have produced at least 51% playing time on three separately released recordings (only one of which can be an opera released in DVD format). Producers may submit content as a team only if they worked together exclusively during the period of eligibility.[3] Anthony Tommasini, music critic for The New York Times, asserted that "In the struggling field of classical recording, it's the producers who take the real risks and make things happen."[4] The honor is presented alongside the award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical.

As of 2015, Steven Epstein and Robert Woods share the record of the most wins, with seven each. Judith Sherman has won the award four times, while David Frost and James Mallinson have been presented the award three times each. Two-time recipients include Joanna Nickrenz (once alongside Marc Aubort). Woods' wife, Elaine Martone, received the honor in 2007.[5] David Frost is the son of Thomas Frost,[6] who received an award in the same category in 1987.


  • Recipients 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Year Producer(s) Nationality Nominees Ref.
1980 Mallinson, JamesJames Mallinson
1981 Woods, RobertRobert Woods [7]
1982 Mallinson, JamesJames Mallinson
1983 Woods, RobertRobert Woods
1984 Aubort, MarcMarc Aubort and Joanna Nickrenz
1985 Epstein, StevenSteven Epstein  United States
1986 Woods, RobertRobert Woods
1987 Frost, ThomasThomas Frost
1988 Woods, RobertRobert Woods
1989 Woods, RobertRobert Woods
1990 Woods, RobertRobert Woods
  • Wolf Erichson
  • Michael Haas
  • Patti Laursen
  • Elizabeth Ostrow
1991 Stern, AdamAdam Stern  United States
1992 Mallinson, JamesJames Mallinson
1993 Fine, MichaelMichael Fine [9]
1994 Sherman, JudithJudith Sherman
1995 Cornall, AndrewAndrew Cornall [10]
1996 Epstein, StevenSteven Epstein  United States [11]
1997 Nickrenz, JoannaJoanna Nickrenz [12]
1998 Epstein, StevenSteven Epstein  United States [13]
1999 Epstein, StevenSteven Epstein  United States [14]
2000 Abeshouse, AdamAdam Abeshouse
  • Andrew Keener
  • Marina A. Ledin and Victor Ledin
  • James Mallinson
  • Robina G. Young
2001 Epstein, StevenSteven Epstein  United States [16]
2002 Eicher, ManfredManfred Eicher  Germany [17]
2003 Woods, RobertRobert Woods [18]
2004 Epstein, StevenSteven Epstein  United States [19]
2005 Frost, DavidDavid Frost [20]
2006 Handley, TimTim Handley [21]
2007 Martone, ElaineElaine Martone [22]
2008 Sherman, JudithJudith Sherman
  • Blanton Alspaugh
  • John Fraser
  • Marina A. Ledin and Victor Ledin
  • Robina G. Young
2009 Frost, DavidDavid Frost [24]
2010 Epstein, StevenSteven Epstein  United States [25]
2011 Frost, DavidDavid Frost  United States [26]
2012 Judith Sherman -
2013 Blanton Alspaugh - [27]
2014 David Frost  United States
2015 Judith Sherman  United States [28]

^[I] Each year is linked to the article about the Grammy Awards held that year.

See also


  • "Grammy Award Winners". Note: User must select the "Producer" category as the genre under the search feature.  
  1. ^ "Grammy Awards at a Glance".  
  2. ^ "Overview".  
  3. ^ a b "52nd OEP Category Description Guide" ( 
  4. ^  
  5. ^ "Chillis, Gnarls, Dixies win early awards".  
  6. ^ Tsioulcas, Anastasia (March 12, 2005). "America's Choir Conquers The Charts".  
  7. ^ "Here's complete list of the Grammy nominees".  
  8. ^ Macdonald, Patrick (January 12, 1990). "Soundgarden Nomination: The Growth Of Local Rock".  
  9. ^ "The 35th Grammy Awards Nominations: General Categories". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). January 8, 1993. p. 13. Retrieved February 2, 2011. 
  10. ^ "The 37th Grammy Nominations". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). January 6, 1995. p. 12. Retrieved February 2, 2011. 
  11. ^ "List of Grammy nominees".  
  12. ^ "The Complete List of Nominees". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). January 8, 1997. p. 11. Retrieved February 2, 2011. 
  13. ^ Moon, Tom (January 7, 1998). "Grammys: A Familiar Face, A Few Surprises Babyface Leads In Nominations For A Second Year.".  
  14. ^ "Academy's Complete List of Nominees". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). January 6, 1999. p. 11. Retrieved February 2, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Final Nominations List".  
  16. ^ Boucher, Geoff (January 4, 2001). "Grammys Cast a Wider Net Than Usual". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). p. 13. Retrieved February 2, 2011. 
  17. ^ "Complete List Of Grammy Nominees".  
  18. ^ "Complete list of Grammy nominees; ceremony set for Feb. 23".  
  19. ^ "Grammy Award Winners". The New York Times (The New York Times Company). December 8, 2003. Retrieved February 2, 2011. 
  20. ^ "Fast Facts: List of Grammy Nominees".  
  21. ^ "The Complete List of Grammy Nominations". The New York Times (The New York Times Company). December 8, 2005. Retrieved February 1, 2011. 
  22. ^ "FOX Facts: Complete List of Grammy Award Nominations". Fox News Channel. December 7, 2006. Retrieved February 1, 2011. 
  23. ^ "Complete Grammy nominations list".  
  24. ^ "Complete List of Nominees for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards".  
  25. ^ Lustig, Jay (December 2, 2009). "Nominees list for 2010 Grammys".  
  26. ^ "53rd Annual Grammy Awards nominees list". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). Retrieved December 19, 2010. 
  27. ^ List of nominees 2013
  28. ^ List of nominees 2015

External links

  • Official site of the Grammy Awards
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