• Awards 2020

ICMA Lifetime Achievement Award winner Krzysztof Penderecki is dead

  • 29/03/2020
ICMA Lifetime Achievement Award winner Krzysztof Penderecki is dead

Photo: ICMA/Hoffmeister

Krzysztof Penderecki, one of the most outstanding contemporary composers died this morning at the age of 86. Born in 1933 in Dębica, he started composing at the age of 8. He received several awards from ICMA, among them the Lifetime Achievement Award 2012 in Nantes. Here is an obituary written by ICMA President Remy Franck.

Cancellation of the Award Ceremony and Gala Concert 2020

  • 17/03/2020

Due to the international situation of the coronavirus, the Board of the Royal Symphony Orchestra of Seville and the Board of ICMA International Classical Music Awards have decided to cancel the Award Ceremony and the Gala Concert in Seville, on 30 April 2020. Both institutions are looking into the possibility of finding another date in the fall.

Two brilliant soloists to perform at the Award Ceremony in Seville

  • 09/03/2020
Two brilliant soloists to perform at the Award Ceremony in Seville

Teatro de la Maestranza, Seville

Since some years, the ICMA Jury invites young musicians to the Award Ceremonies, where they can perform for a select audience with winners, industry representatives, Jury members and guests. This year two musicians will enrich the ceremony, Spanish guitarist Pedro Rojas-Ogayar as well as Greek flutist Stathis Karapanos. They were invited by the jury on the proposal of John Axelrod who will conduct the Gala Concert with the Royal Symphony Orchestra of Seville on 30 April 2020. Read More →

Preparations for ICMA Gala 2021 in Vaduz have started

  • 12/02/2020
Preparations for ICMA Gala 2021 in Vaduz have started

Drazen Domjanic & Remy Franckt at the Rathaus Hall in Vaduz

On 18 April 2021 Sinfonieorchester Liechtenstein will host the 11th Award Ceremony and Gala Concert of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) in Vaduz. A meeting took place today in Liechtenstein’s capital city with the General Manager of the orchestra, Drazen Domjanic, and the President of ICMA, Remy Franck. Read More →

ICMA Discovey Award winner presented in Bad Ragaz

  • 10/02/2020
ICMA Discovey Award winner presented in Bad Ragaz

ICMA President Remy Franck and Discovery Award winner Philipp Schupelius
(c) Andreas Domjanic

At this year’s VP Bank Classic Festival in Bad Ragaz, Switzerland, ICMA President Remy Franck presented the 16-year-old German cellist Philipp Schupelius, the winner of the ICMA Discovery Award 2020. In a chamber music concert at the Kursaal of Bad Ragaz Grand Resort, Philipp amazed the audience with a transcription of Schubert’s Erlkönig by Bernhard Cossmann. Together with pianist Polina Sasko he gave a very stylish performance of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Variations of ‘Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen’ from Mozarts Magic Flute. Finally, he played Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Trio op. 1/3 together with pianist Arsen Dalibaltayan and violinist Clara Shen.

ICMA celebrate 10 years of discovering musical excellence, unveil 10-year logo

  • 29/01/2020

The International Classical Music Awards are celebrating this year their 10th anniversary. ICMA was created in 2010 as the successor of the MIDEM Classical Awards, formerly Cannes Classical Awards. The Award ceremony and Gala Concert scheduled for the 30th of April 2020 in Seville and hosted by the Royal Symphony Orchestra of Seville will be the tenth in a row. Read More →

Elisabeth Leonskaja: It’s an endless road

  • 28/01/2020
Elisabeth Leonskaja: It’s an endless road

Elisabeth Leonskaja
© Julia Wesely

Elisabeth Leonskaja has been awarded the ICMA Lifetime Achievement Award. Jury member Radio Romania Muzical has published an interview with the pianist, in which she is talking about her career. Read More →

The ICMA winners 2020 are published

  • 21/01/2020

The Jury of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) today announced the Awards for 2020 which mark the tenth anniversary of this prestigious musical recognition. Austrian-Russian pianist Elisabeth Leonskaja is honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Latvian soprano Marina Rebeka is Artist of the Year, Italian cellist Erica Piccotti is Young Artist of the Year. The Discovery Award is awarded to 16-year-old German cellist Philipp Schupelius. Read More →

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