2021 CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: VOCAL OR CHORAL | Sarah Slean with Symphony Nova Scotia, conducted by Bernhard Gueller | | The JUNO Awards

Sarah Slean

Signed to Atlantic/Warner Records at the age of 19, Sarah Slean has since been nominated for three JUNO Awards and has released 11 albums in over 10 countries worldwide. Over her 25-year career, Sarah has toured internationally, published two volumes of poetry, starred in short films and a movie musical, composed chamber music commissions, held numerous exhibitions of her paintings, and shared the stage with 10 of the country’s professional orchestras. Classically trained from the age of five, she routinely collaborates with cutting-edge contemporary classical ensembles like The Art of Time and has been invited to sing world premieres by Canada’s leading living composers.

Symphony Nova Scotia

Symphony Nova Scotia is one of Canada’s most versatile and dynamic orchestras. Founded in 1983, Symphony Nova Scotia’s 37-member orchestra proudly performs music that reflects Nova Scotia’s diverse musical interests and history, combining classical masterworks, historically informed baroque, new compositions including commissions and Canadian works, and ground-breaking collaborations featuring artists from Nova Scotia’s rich pop, indie, and Celtic music scene.