Grammys: Montreal's Yannick Nezet-Seguin scores best orchestral performance
Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts the Metropolitan Orchestra during a commemorative ceremony for businessman Paul Desmarais Tuesday, December 3, 2013 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Montreal conductor Yannick Nezet-Seguin was among multiple Canadian Grammy winners on Sunday, bringing home the award for best orchestral performance.
The Philadelphia Orchestra director was awarded as conductor of "Price: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3," an album containing the works of 20th century African-American composer Florence Price.
Alongside his win for best orchestral performance, Nezet-Seguin was also nominated for best opera recording and best classical solo vocal album.
Although Nezet-Seguin did not accept his award in person, he took to Instagram to celebrate the news.
"MY FIRST GRAMMY!!!!" he wrote, extending a congratulations to fellow nominees.
The Quebec native is currently in his 10th season as music director of The Philadelphia Orchestra, and has also served as director of New York’s Metropolitan Opera.