Crazy Girl Crazy, Barbara Hannigan’s debut album as singer and conductor is one of the five finalists for the 2018 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award.
“Acknowledging the originality of performing as both singer and conductor, the jury also noted the virtuosity of the performance, and the potential for Hannigan to carry the Nova Scotia “brand” to the world stage.”
Established by the Honourable Myra Freeman in 2005, the Masterworks Arts Award is the largest cultural award based in Nova Scotia. The award recognizes the excellence of a particular work of art or design from any media. These works have made a significant impact through their public presentation and have contributed to the historical development and contemporary practice of the art form.
The Grand Prize winner of the 2018 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award will be announced in the fall at the annual Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala.
Crazy Girl Crazy
In 2017, Barbara released her first album as both singer and conductor on Alpha Classics, with Holland’s LUDWIG as the orchestral force. Crazy Girl Crazy features works by Berio, Berg and a specially commissioned Gershwin arrangement by Bill Elliott, as well as a bonus DVD by Mathieu Amalric.
The album has won both the Grammy and Juno awards for best classical vocal album.
“Intelligent, invigorating, Crazy Girl Crazy is a madly compelling listen.” -The Times
“Whether she sings or conducts, Hannigan is phenomenal.” -De Volkskrant
“Barbara Hannigan suscite aussi l’admiration pour l’intelligence de sa direction musicale.” -Télérama
“Die neue CD hat sie zusammen mit dem Ludwig Orchester aufgenommen, einem freien niederländischen Ensemble, das unter Hannigans Leitung glänzend musiziert” -BR-Klassik
“Welcome to Barbara Hannigan’s fascinating musical and emotional world, you will discover sophistication, lightness and depth in unforgettable 20th-century repertoire.” -Klara