FRANKLIN, TN--(Marketwired - Feb 8, 2015) - Artists, composers and engineers from five Naxos-distributed labels won awards at the 57th annual GRAMMY® Awards ceremony at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.

Guitarist Jason Vieaux won Best Classical Instrumental Solo for Play, released on the Azica label (ACD-71287).

Mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie Von Otter and her accompanist Bengt Forsberg earned the Best Classical Solo Vocal Album award for Douce France, released on the Naïve label (V5343). 

The Best Contemporary Classical Composition GRAMMY® was given to John Luther Adams for his composition Become Ocean, released on the Cantaloupe label (CA21101), and performed by Ludovic Morlot and the Seattle Symphony.

Best Engineered Album, Classical, was won by Michael Bishop who engineered the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra CD of three works by Ralph Vaughan-Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem, Symphony No. 4, and The Lark Ascending. (ASO Media ASO1005). The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus were directed by Robert Spano.

Boston Early Music Festival and their Co-Directors Paul O'Dette and Stephen Stubbs received the Best Opera Recording GRAMMY® for their recording on the CPO label of Marc-Antoine Charpentier's opera La Descente D'Orphée Aux Enfers (CPO 777876-2).

Jeff Van Driel, CEO of Naxos of America, commented from the 57th GRAMMY® Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles: "I would like to congratulate the winning artists, composers, producers, and engineers as well as their record labels. It is a privilege to distribute your recordings. The depth and range of talent in this year's classical categories is truly inspiring."

For a full list of the winning artists from the Naxos of America distribution family, please visit http://pitch.pe/1zylSoV.

In addition to being an award-winning classical label, Naxos of America is the #1 independent classical music distributor in the U.S. and Canada. Specializing in state-of-the-art distribution, marketing and promotion, Naxos of America distributes nearly 50,000 titles on CD and DVD to traditional brick and mortar retail, and offers a comprehensive suite of services for consumer direct fulfillment. Naxos of America is also the largest digital distributor of independent classical music, supplying a catalog of over 50,000 albums to hundreds of digital download and mobile outlets worldwide.

Contact Information:

Raymond Bisha
Naxos Director of Media Relations, North America

Direct Line (917) 892-1249

Kelly Rach
National Publicist, Naxos of America

Direct Line (615) 465-3806