Jodie Devos: « On stage, I really feel at home »

Interviews

Jodie Devos: « On stage, I really feel at home »

  • 27/04/2015
Jodie Devos: « On stage, I really feel at home »

Jodie Devos

Jodie Devos, Young Artist of the Year (Vocal) of ICMA’s winner list 2015, in an interview made by Bernadette Beyne (Crescendo), Isabel Roth (MDR Figaro) & Pierre-Jean Tribot (ResMusica), edited and translated by Remy Franck (Pizzicato)

When did you decide to become a singer?
Early, when I was ten! In the beginning I wanted to sing pop music. But when I decided to be a singer, I wanted to sing in a proper way. I thus decided to take lessons and came in touch with opera. I completely fell in love with it. Read More →

Dmitrij Kitajenko: « There is always part of a mystery »

  • 09/03/2015
Dmitrij Kitajenko: « There is always part of a mystery »

Photo: ICMA-Bjoern Woll

This year, Russian conductor Dmitrij Kitajenko is honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA). Born in 1940, Kitajenko was Music Director of the Moscow Philharmonic, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Bergen Philharmonic and the KBS Symphony Orchestra in Seoul. Some of his most outstanding recordings were realized with the Gürzenich Orchestra in Cologne, notably the complete symphonies by Tchaikovsky (Oehms Classics), Shostakovich (Capriccio) and Prokofiev (Capriccio). Please read our interview with Dmitrij Kitajenko. Read More →

Yury Revich: It’s all about sharing music and arts

  • 28/01/2015
Yury Revich: It’s all about sharing music and arts

Yury Revich

The 23 years old Russian violinist Yury Revich – he is based in Vienna  –  is ICMA’s Young Artist of the Year 2015. Having performed at Carnegie Hall and at La Scala, Musikverein, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall and many others, he has his own concert series in Vienna, he is Artistic Director of the European-Russian Society for International Cooperation, he made some successful recordings and lives out his creativity also in filming and painting. Read More →

Charles Dutoit: «Ich hatte zu 
viele Orchester!»

  • 21/11/2014
Charles Dutoit: «Ich hatte zu 
viele Orchester!»

Charles Dutoit
(c) ICMA /Hoffmeister

Kaum einer hat mehr Orchester in der Welt dirigiert und mehr Länder bereist: ICMA Lifetime Achievement Preisträger  Charles Dutoit ist der Kosmopolit unter den grossen Dirigenten unserer Zeit. Zurzeit ist er Principal Conductor des in London sowie Leiter beim Verbier Festival Orchestra. Jury Mitglied Andrea Meli traf ihn in Zürich zum Gespräch.

Adrien Boisseau, ICMA Young Artist 2014, Longing For Time…

  • 01/03/2014
Adrien Boisseau, ICMA Young Artist 2014, Longing For Time…

Adrien Boisseau

At his young age, French viola player Adrien Boisseau, ICMA Young Artist 2014, is, beyond his technical skills and the beauty of his sound, a particularly mature and introspective musician. Questioned about his future he will answer that he is longing for time, time to grow, time to explore music in depth. Read the interview our Jury member Andrea Meuli made with Adrien for ‘Musik + Theater’.

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BIS Records At 40 – A Brief Conversation With Robert Von Bahr

  • 31/12/2013
BIS Records At 40 – A Brief Conversation With Robert Von Bahr

Robert von Bahr
Photo: ICMA / Bjoern Woll

BIS records was founded in 1973 and is one of the most respected boutique classical music labels in the world. Known for its commitment to high quality sound and deep explorations of composers such as Sibelius and Bach, BIS records celebrates its 40th birthday in 2013. In this conversation published by ResMusica, the founder of BIS records, Robert von Bahr, reflects briefly on the industry and his many accomplishments. Read More →

Alessandro Mazzamuto: Without emotion, music ceases to exist

  • 27/05/2013

Interview by Stephen Hastings (Musica)

Alessandro Mazzamuto is ICMA’s Young Artist of the Year 2013  in the instrumental category. He was born in Catania in 1988 and graduated from the Music Institute Vincenzo Bellini in Catania, under the guidance of  Epifanio Comis, with honors and honorable mention. Finalist at the 58th edition of the prestigious Busoni Competition in Bolzano (2011), he was awarded the special prize Gianandrea Lodovici which consists in the production of a CD for the German label Arts. Read More →

Aldo Ciccolini: « And then there is this endless passion for music… »

  • 02/05/2013
Aldo Ciccolini: « And then there is this endless passion for music… »

Photo: Nora Roitberg

The ICMA jury gave the Lifetime Achievement Award 2013 to Aldo Ciccolini. The Jury says: « A pianistic legend in his own lifetime, Aldo Ciccolini has been performing all over the world for more than seventy years now. His numerous recordings, some of which offer a generous overview of a composer’s works, have gained ever-increasing critical recognition with the passing decades. At a very advanced age he continues to share his passion for music with audiences and his profound knowledge of the repertoire with his pupils. ICMA’s Lifetime Achievement Award 2013 honors a great musician and an extraordinary personality. » And here is the interview made by Jury member Stephen Hastings right before the Award Ceremony at the Auditorium in Milan, 18 Mar Read More →

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