Patricia Kopatchinskaja, who won a Grammy on Sunday for best chamber music in a small ensemble performance, immigrated to Switzerland when she was 21.
Last year the violinist won the Swiss Music Prizeexternal link. Born in 1977 in Moldova, she came to the Swiss capital 20 years ago to complete her music studies. From September 2019, she will be artistic director of the chamber orchestra, Camerata Bern.
Harmonica musician Grégoire Maretexternal link from Geneva went away from the Grammys empty handed. As guest soloist with the American big band, Chuck Owen und The Jazz Surge he was up for an award in four categories.
Kopatchinskaja's Grammy was Switzerland's fourth:
In 1987 harp player Andreas Vollenweider was honoured with an award, and three years later it was the turn of music ethnologist, Marcel Cellier. The Swiss-Liechtenstein producer came away with a Grammy in 2016.