American composer, music arranger, and conductor, Vince Mendoza has won a Grammy Award – his first in ten years – for a track from his first release with BMG’s Modern Recordings. 

Mendoza won in the category Best Arrangement, Instruments And Vocals for ‘To The Edge Of Longing (Edit Version)’ from the album Freedom Over Everything which was also nominated for a Grammy. He previously won five Grammys between 2001 and 2011.

The latest award marks the first Grammy win for a release on Modern Recordings, the first new label to be launched by BMG since it started in 2008. 

Christian Kellersmann, BMG, Senior Vice President New Classics & Jazz, said: “It’s fantastic to see the quality of this production receive the appropriate accolade and it’s a great achievement for Modern Recordings, barely two years after its launch.”

Although a consciously specialist label, Modern Recordings has had more than its fair share of success in the 24+ months since it was founded in 2019, including three nominations at the 2022 Grammy Awards and three Top 30 albums in its native Germany. Pat Metheny’s Road To The Sun landed the top positions on the Classical Albums Chart in the UK and the US. Further highlights from its roster include Pantha Du Prince, Robert Ames, Van Dyke Parks & Veronica Valerio, Craig Armstrong, Meredi, Nils Petter Molvaer, Sebastian Knauer, Rufus Wainwright, and many more.

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