Greek conductor nominee for this year’s Grammy Awards
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Greek conductor nominee for this year’s Grammy Awards

George Petrou is nominee for this year’s Grammy Awards, in the “Best Opera recording” category.

For a music creator, a first GRAMMY nomination represents not only an unforgettable career moment but a true form of recognition from one’s peers. Celebrating music through the GRAMMY Awards for more than 50 years, the Recording Academy continues its rich legacy and ongoing growth as the premier outlet for honoring achievements in the recording arts and supporting the music community. The GRAMMYs are the only peer-presented award to honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position.

George Petrou is a Greek conductor of classical music, and in particular the operas of Handel. His recording of Alessandro with his own Armonia Atenea ensemble was awarded a prize at the International Opera Awards. Born in Athens, Petrou studied piano at the Conservatory of Athens, then at the Royal Academy in London, with the support of the Onassis Foundation. As a pianist he performed in a duo with the pianist Christos Papageorgiu, winning the Redding-Piette competition in 1995.