Toronto-based Hill Kourkoutis has been nominated for Recording Engineer of the Year for the 2022 Juno Awards. Hill is the first female nominee in the history of the Juno Awards. As reported in Billboard, "this breakthrough comes 23 years after Trina Shoemaker became the first female engineer to receive a Grammy nomination – and also a Grammy Award -- for best engineered album, non-classical." This is Hill's very first Juno nomination.
As Hill shared with reporter Paul Grien, “I feel deeply honoured and grateful to the Junos and those who nominated me in this category. I truly believe this is a turning point in our industry and as visibility and representation increases and more opportunities are presented, we will be seeing many more women being recognized for their incredible work in the technical fields. There is so much talent within our community and we have barely scratched the surface–this is an exciting time, and I am looking forward to what the future holds.”
The 51st Annual Juno Awards take place on Sunday night, May 15, 2022 live from the Budweiser Stage in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The show will be broadcast live across Canada on CBC.
The Juno Awards are presented annually to Canadian musical artists and bands to acknowledge their artistic and technical achievements in all aspects of music. Many of the most decorated JUNO winners of all-time are from Toronto; Blue Rodeo, Murray McLauchlan, Neil Young, Rush, and The Weeknd. The province has also seen a lot of new faces among its nominees and winners including Alessia Cara, Ali Gatie, Daniel Caesar, Jessie Reyez, JP Saxe, Lennon Stella, NAV, and Shawn Mendes. Through the continued presence of the JUNOS in Toronto in 2022, musicians in Toronto and beyond will continue to benefit from CARAS’ initiatives to educate and develop talent, in partnership with the City of Toronto and other key partners.
For more information on Hill Kourkoutis, contact Joe D’Ambrosio at [email protected]