Grammys 2020: German-born American pianist Peter Kater wins Best New Age Album for 'Wings'
The pianist and composer was four when he moved to New Jersey and studied classical piano
The shocking death of Kobe Bryant took the world by storm but music lovers have now mournfully moved on to the prestigious Grammy Awards 2020, which acknowledges the best of music.
The pre-show premiere awards were announced earlier and Peter Kater won the award for Best New Age Album for his album 'Wings'. The German-born American pianist and composer was four when he moved to New Jersey and studied classical piano.
His album recordings include rhapsodic songs, abundant with emotion. Some tracks from the album are: 'Raven's Wings', 'Wings of Love', 'Hold Me Close', 'Angel's Nest', 'Wings', 'Flight', 'Swallow River', 'Remembrance', 'When We Meet Again' and 'Flight Reprise'.
The other nominees in the category included 'Fairy Dreams' by David Arkenstone, 'Homage to Kindness' by David Darling, 'Verve' by Sebastian Plano and 'Deva' by Deva Premal.
Hosted by Alicia Keys for the second year running, the ceremony is being held at The Staples Center in Los Angeles and can be watched live on CBS. Lizzo leads the nominations list at the Grammys 2020, with eight nominations, including Best New Artist and Album of the Year.
Music lovers are looking forward to a face-off between first-time Grammy nominee and performer Billie Eilish and Lizzo, who received the most nominations at the 2020 Grammys with a total of eight nods.
Apart from Peter, other artists who won an early award include Lil Nas X for Best Music Video, and Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media.
This year's list of Grammy presenters includes big names, including Ava DuVernay, Bebe Rexha, Billy Porter, Brandi Carlile, Common, Cynthia Erivo, Dua Lipa, Keith Urban, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder and Trevor Noah.