Five Frost Alumni Receive Latin GRAMMYS®

Five Frost Alumni Receive Latin GRAMMYS®

From left to right: Julio Reyes Copello (M.M. ’00), George Noriega, (B.M.’96), Natalia Ramírez (M.A. ’17), Carlos Fernando López (M.M. ’12), and Jose Valentino.
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From left to right: Julio Reyes Copello (M.M. ’00), George Noriega, (B.M.’96), Natalia Ramírez (M.A. ’17), Carlos Fernando López (M.M. ’12), and Jose Valentino.

Five Frost Alumni Receive Latin GRAMMYS®

By UM News
Alumni taking home the coveted award this year are Julio Reyes Copello (M.M. ’00) who tops the list with two and George Noriega, (B.M.’96),  Natalia Ramírez (M.A. ’17),  Carlos Fernando López (M.M. ’12) and Jose Valentino (M.M. ’10), each receiving one for a total of six awards.
The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami congratulates our five gifted alumni who received Latin GRAMMY Awards at the 21st Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards ceremony held November 19, 2020. The Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards is the preeminent international honor that celebrates excellence in Latin music and is the only peer-presented Latin music accolade.

Alumni taking home the coveted award this year are Julio Reyes Copello (M.M.'00) who tops the list with two and George Noriega (B.M.'96), Natalia Ramirez (M.A. 17), Carlos Fernando Lopez (M.M. '12), and Jose Valentino (M.M. '10), each receiving one for a total of six awards. It is worthy to note Julio Reyes Copello as producer and engineer and Natalia Ramirez as engineer won Record of the Year for their work together on Contigo by Spanish singer Alejandro Sanz. Carlos Fernando Lopez, along with Jose Valentino won Best Classical Contemporary Composition for Sacre, which was Carlos' final project to receive his Master's in Composition at Frost.

Dean Shelton G. Berg stated: "I couldn't be prouder of the recognition received for our gifted alumni. To be nominated is truly an honor to win is the ultimate achievement. All of us at the Frost School join in congratulating these five brilliant alumni on their Latin GRAMMY wins for their excellence in recording.

A complete list of Frost School of Music alumni Latin GRAMMY Award winners follows:


JULIO REYES COPELLO (M.M. '00)
Record of the Year
  • CONTIGO: producer and recording engineer
Pop Album of the Year
  • PAUSA: producer and recording engineer

 

NATALIA RAMÍREZ (M.A. ’17)
Record of the Year

  • CONTIGO: recording engineer

 

GEORGE NORIEGA, (B.M.’96)
Best Engineered Album

  • 3:33: recording engineer

 

CARLOS FERNANDEZ LÓPEZ (M.M. ’12)
Best Classical Contemporary Composition

  • SACRE: (track from Lignarius)
 
JOSE VALENTINO (M.M. ‘10)
Best Classical Contemporary Composition
  • SACRE:  (track from Lignarius)