Dave Eggar. Photo Credit: Ken Yanagisawa
Dave Eggar. Photo Credit: Ken Yanagisawa

Bristol resident and world-renowned pianist, cellist and composer Dave Eggar and his partner, Tasha Warren, did not pick up the Grammy award Sunday for best instrumental composition for either of two songs nominated from the album they recorded in downtown Bristol.

Instead, the Grammy went to composer Geoffrey Keezer for the song “Refuge” from his album “Playdate.”

The award was announced prior to the televised Grammy Awards show. Eggar was in Los Angeles for the awards.

The two nominations for Eggar and Warren were for Paquito D’Rivera’s “African Tales” and Pascal Le Boeuf’s “Snapshots” from the 2022 album “Ourself Behind Ourself, Concealed,” which was recorded during the pandemic at Classic Recording Studio in downtown Bristol.

The album is a collection of chamber pieces by six diverse composers.

Eggar is an adjunct strings instructor at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise who has worked with a number of iconic bands, including the Rolling Stones, Coldplay and U2. Warren is a Michigan State University assistant professor of chamber music and a clarinetist.

The songs from “Ourself Behind Ourself, Concealed” will be performed on March 26 at the UVA Wise’s Cantrell Hall as part of Pro-Art’s W. Campbell Edmonds Concert series. It is free and open to the public. Registration is required at www.proartva.org.

Susan Cameron is a reporter for Cardinal News. She has been a newspaper journalist in Southwest Virginia...