Paul Smaczny from the Leipzig based label Accentus was presented the ICMA trophy for the winning video production ‘Gidon Kremer – Finding your own voice’. The trophy was presented by ICMA Jury and Board member Martin Hoffmeister (MDR Klassik). Paul Smaczny said: » Both Gidon Kremer and I as musician and producer are incredibly happy about this prestigious award. Had the gala and award ceremony in Seville not been cancelled due to the coronavirus, Gidon and I would have been there without question.
The film work allowed me to accompany Gidon Kremer for a year on his travels all over the world. The now award-winning documentary shows an incredibly multi-faceted artistic personality, an eminent violinist, who not infrequently asserted his goals against the expectations of the audience and, in particular, has always been committed to supporting young talent. »