German label Audite, winner in the category Historic Recordings with Lucerne Festival Historic Performances Vol. VIII reported on the 2016 Awards in San Sebastian: « The winners were introduced and honored with a festive award ceremony and a top-class gala concert. The jury consists exclusively out of professional critics for classical music from international media. This guarantees the high level and the independency of the ICMA. Both makes the ICMA the most important international music award, a similar concept on international level cannot be found elsewhere. Thus we feel particularly honoured to receive the ICMA! » – (www.audite.de).