CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - College of Charleston associate professor Marc Regnier recently got a midnight phone call, and he couldn't be happier about being woken up.
"On the night of the Grammy nomination announcements, I received a call around midnight, which to me only meant one thing," Regnier said.
The internationally recognized classical guitarist garnered a nomination for his recent recording of the chamber and solo works of Brazilian composer Radames Gnattali. The work was selected for the Best Chamber Performance category.
"My producers, Marina and Victor Ledin, verified that indeed, we had been nominated for a Grammy in one of the toughest categories, and in a year when the Recording Academy received more Grammy entries than ever before," continued Regnier.
"Many of the multi-Grammy award-winning stars had entries this year. I felt we had a good product, but to compete with these musicians…not in my wildest dreams!"
On the recording, Marc Regnier is joined by fellow C of C faculty members Tacy Edwards on flute and Natalia Khoma on cello, and by Marco Sartor, a former guitar student of Regnier's.
Winners of the 53rd annual Grammy Awards will be announced on February 13.