In 2016, the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) and the Foundation International Music Academy in Liechtenstein created their Discovery Award, aimed at distinguishing young musicians from 12 to 18 years, and which, since that year, has been an important part of the annual ICMA awards. Both partners have signed a new contract, thus ensuring their collaboration for another three years, from 2022 to 2024.
With ICMA’s independent panel of judges comprising 19 music critics from 16 countries, the ICMA help young musicians to get the recognition they will need in this rapidly changing world and encourage them to face future challenges. « We are deeply grateful to organize the Discovery Award in cooperation with the International Music Academy in Liechtenstein and to receive the necessary financial support from their Foundation allowing us to develop this project in the best possible way », says ICMA President Remy Franck.
« The cooperation between our Academy and ICMA has been very fruitful so far, and the Discovery Award complements our target of educating outstanding musicians holistically, » says Drazen Domjanic, Artistic Director and Managing Director of the International Music Academy in Liechtenstein.
From 2016, the winners were
2016: Nikola Song, flute,
2017: Robert Neumann, piano,
2018: Yuan Yu, flute
2019: Eva Gevorgyan, piano
2020: Philipp Schupelius, cello
2021: Maya Wichert, violin
2022: Julian Kainrath, violin