Benedetti, Măcelaru and Philadelphia Symphonic Orchestra won a “Grammy”
The winners of the prestigious Grammy Awards – the 62nd edition, have also been announced on Sunday, January 26, 2020.Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti, Romanian conductor Cristian Măcelaru and the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra were honored with a “Grammy” in the category of “Best Solo Instrumental Interpretation” for Wynton Marsalis album. Appreciation was given for the violin and orchestra major concert and violin suite recorded at the “Decca” house. This is the second time a Romanian conductor has been honored with a “Grammy” award. In 1985 Christian Badea was honored with the same trophy. In November last year Cristian Măcelaru was appointed music director of the French National Orchestra, a function he will assume from 2021. He is currently the conductor of the Cologne-Germany WDR Radio Orchestra.