Unitel was presented the ICMA Award in Vienna

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Unitel was presented the ICMA Award in Vienna

  • 23/09/2020
Unitel was presented the ICMA Award in Vienna

Ernst Buchrucker & Asmik Grigorian
(c) Philipp Hribernig/IMZ

This year Unitel has been awarded an ICMA in the category “Video Performance” for their production of Strauss’ Salome. Since the award ceremony was cancelled due to Covid-19, ICMA Jury member Franz Patay (IMZ) and IMZ’s Secretary General Katharina Jeschke handed the award to Unitel in the course of an intimate ceremony at the Theater an der Wien. Read More →

Pentatone honoured in Vienna as ICMA Label of the Year

  • 04/09/2020
Pentatone honoured in Vienna as ICMA Label of the Year

ICMA’s Jury member Franz Patay and Pentatone’s Managing Director Simon Eder

After the cancellation of the 2020 ICMA Award Ceremony, ICMA’s Jury member Franz Patay handed over the Label of the Year Award at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna. Pentatone’s Managing Director Simon M. Eder was there to receive the trophy, accompanied by the label’s violinist Arabella Steinbacher, and singers Anna Lucia Richter and Piotr Beczala. Read More →

The postal Award Ceremony

  • 31/08/2020

After the cancellation of this year’s Award Ceremony in Seville, the ICMA Jury will either present (or has done it already) the trophies to some of the winners, but most of them are just sent by postal mail. Using over twenty cardboard boxes, 130 meters of tape and stickers, the awards were individually packed and are now on their way to the winners. ICMA President Remy Franck says: « It is definitely less work to present the trophies in an Award Ceremony. And much more inspiring! »

ICMA trophy for Ondine’s release with sacred works by Tchaikovsky

  • 11/08/2020

After the cancellation of this year’s ICMA Award Ceremony due to the pandemic, several Jury members undertook to present trophies to winners. So did Jury member Harri Kuusisaari (Rondo Classic Finland) for the trophy honouring Ondine’s production of Tchaikovsky’s sacred works with the Latvian Radio Choir, which was presented to Reijo Kiilunen, Managing Director of Ondine who said: « It is with great delight and honour that we picked up the ICMA Choral Music Award from jury member Harri Kuusisaari. There is always a particular pride and fulfilment in receiving the ICMA Award due to the fact that it is granted by important representatives of such a wide range of European key music media. Read More →

Accentus honoured with ICMA Award

  • 11/08/2020
Accentus honoured with ICMA Award

Paul Smaczny (r.) & Martin Hoffmeister

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. Read More →

Erica Piccotti awarded in Venice

  • 21/07/2020
Erica Piccotti awarded in Venice

Erica Piccotti & Nicola Cattò

After the cancellation of the award ceremony and the gala concert, scheduled for April 30th at Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville, ICMA jury members are handing out the award to the winners personally, when possible: 2020 Young Artist of the Year, Erica Piccotti, had the opportunity to receive the trophy in the prestigious Teatro La Fenice, Venice, by ICMA Secretary General Nicola Cattò. Read More →

ICMA announce Recording of the Year Award

  • 30/04/2020

Normally, at the Award Ceremony which was scheduled to be held in Seville today, 30 April, the Jury of the International Classical Music Awards would have announced the winner of the Recording of the Year Award, which is chosen among the winners of the various audio and video categories. Well, the Award Ceremony and the Gala Concert having been cancelled, the announcement is just made via the Internet. Read More →

10th Anniversary of ICMA – What the winners write

  • 30/04/2020

Today, the 10th ICMA Award Ceremony and Gala Concert was to take place in Seville. A microscopic virus prevented this. This should not let us to forget that we have winners in 2020, a brilliant list of outstanding artists and recordings. Moreover, the tenth anniversary is the occasion to think of all the winners we had since 2011. Ten years, that’s almost 300 Awards given to a broad spectrum of musicians from all genres, from the most well-known artists to the young ones who are at the very beginning of their career. Read More →

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