James Ehnes was born in Manitoba and all his childhood he was dreaming of becoming a great violinist and to receive many awards.
If at that moment someone had told the guy that all his dreams would come true, he would hardly have believed it.
During the Friday concert in Germany, his phone began to receive a lot of texts with congratulations. At first, he did not immediately understand what was happening, but after a while he found out that he was nominated for his second Grammy award.
As it is known, he received an award in 2008. He was awarded was his performance of a concerto that Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Aaron Jay Kernis wrote for the world-renowned musician.
Ehnes repeatedly state. that it was his childhood in Manitoba that brought up such a person as he is now. Manitoba helped him achieve great success, for which he is very grateful. He was able to combine his studies with his family and friends. Many famous musicians can not boast of similar things because they studied in specialized schools far from their home.
The boy was lucky that his father was a trumpet professor at Brandon University. So, he had the opportunity to study at the Faculty of Music. He made his debut at age 13 in Montreal. However, before this, such a guru as Francis Chaplin helped the young prodigy to see his incredible talent.
Now, Ehnes is one of the greatest violinists in the world. He gave concerts in such famous places as New York's Carnegie Hall, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Grammy winners will be announced in February 2019. The whole of Manitoba will be rooting for its hero.