The world’s foremost young soloists meet in Bad Ragaz

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The world’s foremost young soloists meet in Bad Ragaz

  • 09/01/2018
The world’s foremost young soloists meet in Bad Ragaz

Ensemble Esperanza
(c) Christine Kocher

The central idea of the Festival Next Generation organized by the International Music Academy Liechtenstein at the Grand Resort in Bad Ragaz, has been the promotion of young musicians who are on the verge of an international career and whose talent has proved that they will develop into promising personalities. This year, from 16 to 23 February, the audience can experience for the eighth time music played by a large number of very good young musicians from all over the world. Read More →

ICMA 2018 – The finalists

  • 04/12/2017

In several rounds, the Jury of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) has chosen the releases competing in the finals for the awards 2018. « Our list with a total of 357 nominations comprised many very good as well as outstanding recordings. Yet, the rules are way of cruel, since every member has to eliminate step by step all the releases but one », Jury President Remy Franck said. « Obviously many excellent productions are left behind. That’s why we consider our nominations already as a real recognition. For sure, some of the Jury members regret that a number of their own favorites have not made it into the finals, but choices are inevitable and part of the responsibility that shapes the Jury member’s duties. The goal is to get a winner list corresponding to the highest possible standards and reflecting the choice of our international Jury. » Read More →

ICMA Board Meeting in Paris

  • 03/12/2017
ICMA Board Meeting in Paris

The ICMA Board: Serhan Bali, Martin Hoffmeister, Remy Franck, Nicola Catto, Michelle Debra

The members of the ICMA Executive Board met in Paris this weekend in order to analyze the voting process for the 2018 Awards and prepare the Award Ceremony in Katowice, Poland, on April 6, 2018.  The Board validated the list of finalists for the Awards 2018 which will be officially published on Monday, December 4. The winners of the Awards will be published on Thursday 18 January.

Julian Prégardien received his trophy

  • 20/11/2017
Julian Prégardien received his trophy

Tenor Julian Prégardien and ICMA President Remy Franck

Tenor Julian Prégardien was given his trophy for the award he won in the 2017 ICMA, Vocal recital category. Prégardien had to cancel the Award Ceremony in Leipzig, April 1st, due to illness. Read More →

ICMA Jury nominates 357 releases for the 2018 awards

  • 16/11/2017

The ICMA nomination list for 2018 is available. To get the list, just click on our Nominations button which will lead you to lists sorted by labels or categories. For the 2018 awards the Jury of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) has nominated 357 audio and video productions (321 in 2017, 364 in 2016) from 120 labels (119 in 2017, 115 in 2016). Read More →

‘ICMA-Artist of the Year’ Christian Tetzlaff erhält Würth-Musikpreis

  • 23/10/2017
‘ICMA-Artist of the Year’ Christian Tetzlaff erhält Würth-Musikpreis

Christian Tetzlaff

Der 51-jährige Geiger Christian Tetzlaff, der 2015 mit dem ‘Artist of the Year Award’ der ICMA ausgezeichnet wurde, erhält den Würth-Musikpreis der ‘Jeunesses Musicales Deutschland’. In der Begründung der Jury heißt es, Tetzlaff werde ausgezeichnet für seine außergewöhnlichen Interpretationen und für sein Engagement, insbesondere jungen Menschen einen Zugang zur klassischen Musik zu öffnen.

ICMA-Preisträger Yury Revich leitet Festival ‘Alpenarte’

  • 23/10/2017
ICMA-Preisträger Yury Revich leitet Festival ‘Alpenarte’

Yury Revich

In Schwarzenberg (Vorarlberg), im Dreiländereck Schweiz, Deutschland, Österreich, findet nach ersten Konzerten im vergangenen Frühjahr nun das zweite Festival ‘Alpenarte’ vom 26.-29. Oktober statt. Die von Drazen Domjanic entwickelte Festspielidee ist es, jungen, schon preisgekrönten Musikern ein Podium zu geben. Dazu wird jeweils auch ein solcher Solist als ‘Intendant in Residence’ bestellt. Read More →

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