The 2022 Juno Awards were handed out over two nights in Toronto this past weekend. 

Often called the “Canadian Grammys,” this year’s big winners included electro-pop singer-songwriter Charlotte Cardin taking home four JUNOS — including “Artist of the Year” and “Album of the Year” — and global music superstar the Weeknd — “Songwriter of the Year” and “Best Contemporary R&B Recording.”

In the classical categories, Andrew Wan and Charles Richard-Hamelin were awarded a Juno for the second volume in their complete recording of the Beethoven sonatas for violin and piano. 

Winnipeg’s own Will Bonness was awarded “Jazz album of the year (solo)” for his disc “Change of Plans.” Joined by last year’s winner in the same category Jocelyn Gould, plus Julian Bradford and Fabio Ragnelli, the album also featured Jon Gordon, who was also a Juno nominee.


Classical Winners

Classical album of the year (small ensemble)
Beethoven: Sonates pour violon et piano/Violin Sonatas Nos. 1, 2, 3, & 5, Andrew Wan and Charles Richard-Hamelin 

Classical album of the year (solo artist)
enargeia, Emily D'Angelo

Classical album of the year (large ensemble)
Solfeggio, L'Harmonie des saisons, conducted by Eric Milnes ft. Hélène Brunet

Classical composition of the year
Arras, Keiko Devaux


Jazz Winners


Jazz album of the year (solo)
Change of Plans, Will Bonness

Jazz album of the year (group)
Worldview, Avataar

Vocal jazz album of the year
Now Pronouncing: Caity Gyorgy