Seattle Symphony engineers Dmitriy Lipay and Alexander Lipay, Mark O'Connor, Bill Frisell and Recess Monkey all received 2016 Grammy nominations.

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Father and son team Dmitriy Lipay and Alexander Lipay were nominated for a Grammy for Best Classical Engineered Album on Tuesday morning (Dec. 6).

Dmitriy Lipay is the Seattle Symphony’s recording engineer and producer who works out of a tiny studio in Benaroya Hall and his son is his apprentice.

“We’re absolutely thrilled,” said Simon Woods, Seattle Symphony’s president and chief executive officer, in a telephone interview Tuesday. “We have a lot of things in our favor: a great orchestra, a great hall and an absolutely world-class engineer. Nobody makes an orchestra sound better than Dmitriy Lipay.”

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The engineering team was nominated for its work on “Dutilleux: Sur Le Même Accord; Les Citations; Mystère De L’instant & Timbres, Espace, Mouvement” performed by the Seattle Symphony with Ludovic Morlot.

Last year, the Seattle Symphony was nominated for three Grammys for  “Dutilleux: Métaboles; L’Arbre Des Songes; Symphony No. 2, ‘Le Double.’ Violinist Augustin Hadelich won for Best Classical Instrumental Solo.

Three other artists with Seattle connections are also celebrating nominations this morning.

Mark O’Connor’s “Coming Home” was nominated for Best Bluegrass Album, Recess Monkey’s “Novelties” got the nod for Best Children’s Album and Bill Frisell was nominated for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for “When You Wish Upon a Star.” O’Connor plays Dec. 15 at Meany Center.