David Chesky

Composer, arranger, and Baldwin pianist David Chesky can now add another Grammy nomination to his already lengthy list of accolades. News of his nomination for Best Classical Contemporary Composition came Thursday, December 6 at the Grammy’s annual announcement ceremony in Los Angeles. Chesky is being recognized for his “Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra,” a track off this year’s Urban Concertos.

Chesky plays a Baldwin SF10E Concert Grand, and after learning of his Grammy nod Thursday, he said, “Do you know why I was nominated for the piece? ’Cause I wrote it on a seven-foot Baldwin!”
An innovative musician revered by audiophiles for developing new recording technologies, Chesky is also a saavy businessman who, along with brother Norman, has helmed classical and jazz audiophile record company Chesky Records in Manhattan for more than 20 years.

Chesky was previously nominated for a Grammy in 2005 for Best Engineered Classical Recording for Area 31

The Grammys will air live on CBS on Sunday, February 10.

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