Torke SKY awards

Michael Torke’s Sky, performed by violinist Tessa Lark and the Albany Symphony (David Alan Miller, conductor) was nominated for a 2020 Grammy Award as Best Classical Instrumental Solo. Sky was also selected as a finalist for the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in Music.

Torke’s ground-breaking work fuses bluegrass with his unique original musical voice to create a new, fresh take on the traditional violin concerto. The work was commissioned by a consortium of 11 orchestras in the U.S. and Europe, and has been received with resounding acclaim.