IU’s Pacifica Quartet Receives Second Grammy Award Nomination

(BLOOMINGTON) – The Pacifica Quartet, quartet-in-residence at the IU Jacobs School of Music, has received its second Grammy Award nomination.

The ensemble’s latest album, “Contemporary Voices,” was nominated in the Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance category.

The Pacifica Quartet, whose members are full-time Jacobs faculty members, won the same category in 2008 with “Elliott Carter: String Quartets Nos. 1 and 5.”

All three pieces on the Pacifica Quartet’s latest effort were written for the group. The pieces by Higdon and Zwilich were recorded in the Jacobs School’s Auer Hall.  Joining the group on the final track of “Contemporary Voices” is Jacobs School of Music colleague Otis Murphy, professor of saxophone.