Brock Babcock '03 wins Grammy for recording
Music and cinema major Brock Babcock ‘03 won a Latin Grammy as the recording engineer for Best Classical Album.
The collaboration by producer Sam Pilafian, trombonist Domingo Pagliuca, pianist Paulina Leisring, trumpeter Steve Leisring, and recording engineer Babcock, was titled “Eternal Gratitude.” It won a Latin Grammy on Nov. 19, 2020, for Best Classical Album. The annual awards by the Latin Recording Academy recognize “outstanding achievement in the Latin music industry.”
There’s a range of composers and a variety of styles on the recording, including Bach, Brahms, Debussy, Schumann, Stravinsky and Vivaldi, as well as more contemporary works.
“Eternal Gratitude” is dedicated to album producer and tuba player Sam Pilafian, who died in April 2019.