Eric Whitacre, Gustavo Dudamel and Alexandre Desplat triumph at the Grammys

Gustavo Dudamel, Eric Whitacre and Alexandre Desplat were all honored at the 54th Grammys last night with wins for Best Orchestral Performance, Best Choral Performance and Best Score Soundtrack respectively.

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The star-studded awards ceremony, which took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles last night, saw Gustavo Dudamel pick up the award for Best Orchestral Performance for the Los Angeles Philharmonic's recording of Brahms' 4th Symphony, while composer Eric Whitacre's stunning collection Light and Gold won the award for Best Choral Performance.

Film composer Alexandre Desplat went home with the award for Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media for his work on The King's Speech, a whole year after he picking up a BAFTA win as well as an Oscar nomination for the same score.

Elsewhere in the classical nominations the Metropolitan Opera's recording of John Adams' Doctor Atomic received the award for Best Opera Performance and Judith Sherman was named best Classical Producer.

Check out the full list of winners over at the official Grammys website


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