Duane Hulbert, professor of piano in the School of Music, has been nominated for a Grammy Award by the Recording Academy.
By Greg Scheiderer
Hulbert was nominated for Best Classical Instrumental Soloist Performance (without orchestra) for his compact disc, Alexander Glazunov: The Complete Works for Piano, Volume I (Bridge Records).
The nomination came out of the blue for Hulbert.
“It’s very shocking. I was very, very surprised,” he said. “It crossed my mind the day before when I heard they were going to announce the nominations; I’d put a CD out within the last year and it could be up for one. But to be selected out of all the CDs out there, it’s quite unbelievable.”
The 44th annual Grammy Awards Ceremony was held just as Arches was going to press, Feb. 27.
“I was told I will get one seat at the Grammy Awards and that they will give me the option to buy another one, but I’ve heard there’s quite a price for those tickets,” said Hulbert.
Hulbert has a follow-up in the works for his Grammy-nominated CD. He headed to New York in January to finish recording Volume II, which he expects will be released this summer. He may also begin recording Volume III.
“The third and fourth they actually want to put out as a double CD set, so, depending how much time I get to practice, I’d like to get it out in the next year,” Hulbert said. He hopes to have the entire series completed by next January.