Three members of the ICMA Board, Remy Franck, Nicola Cattò and Martin Hoffmeister attended this year’s Next Generation Festival in Bad Ragaz, looking out for outstanding young artists among all those presented at this festival. The organizer of the festival, Internationale Musikakademie Liechtenstein, is a partner for ICMA.
During the concert with the youngest artists, ICMA president Remy Franck presented this year’s winner of the ICMA Discovery Award, sixteen-year-old Chinese flutist Yuan Yu. Yuan already won the flute competitions in Krakow and Kobe, which are among the most renowned competitions for this instrument. He receives a scholarship from the International Academy of Music in Liechtenstein and he is a student at the Conservatoire National de Musique et Danse de Paris in the class of Professor Philippe Bernold, assisted by Florence Souchard-Delépine.