David Krakauer recounts his experience at the Grammys

Grammy nominee David Krakauer, just back from the Grammys, shares his experience in krakauer

“I’ve always taken great pride in being fiercely independent, so when I found out about my Grammy nomination I was pleasantly surprised and of course deeply honored. As a nominee I found myself in the company of some of the most incredibly gifted people making music on the planet and it certainly felt great to be recognized by such a venerable institution in this way. But more importantly, the CD that brought me the nomination in the Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance category, “Dreams and Prayers,” represents a long journey for me. It began in 1996 when I recorded Osvaldo Golijov’s monumental composition “The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind” with the Kronos Quartet. Subsequently the piece was expanded into a version for string orchestra and clarinet, which I have had the opportunity to perform as soloist with orchestras around the world. The story continues when I was approached a couple of years ago by a group of young, idealistic musicians who had created an amazing conductor-less chamber orchestra called A Far Cry. They asked me to join them in making the first recording of the orchestral version of “Isaac the Blind” as part of a concept album for their brand new label Crier Records. Even though I didn’t know very much about the ensemble, I took a chance and agreed to join them in this venture. I’m so happy that I did. This is a project which I’m incredibly proud of.”