International Music Academy in Liechtenstein announces great projects

  • 31/12/2020

For its 10th anniversary, the International Music Academy in Liechtenstein, a valued partner of ICMA, has released a video on its YouTube Channel, in which several students and teachers deliver their own impressions about this unique Academy. The most important announcement however is that the Academy will get a new venue and will move into the historic Hagen-House in Nendeln from 2024. Until then, the building which is protected as a historic monument will be renovated and prepared for its future purpose as a cultural and music centre. Read More →

ICMA publishes the finalists for the Awards 2021

  • 14/12/2020

In three rounds, the Jury of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) has chosen the releases competing in the finals for the awards 2021. The initial list with a total of 365 nominations has been reduced to three releases per category, the finalists for 2021. Read More →

A message from the Jury

  • 27/10/2020

Also for the Awards 2021, jury members received shortly before the deadline loads of CDs from some labels, which were probably meant to be ‘submitted’ to the ICMA. But this is due to the unfortunately still widespread misconception that labels must ‘submit’. Wrong! We can see that many people did not read and understand our guidelines. Read More →

La Monnaie & Cyprès received their trophy in Brussels

  • 27/10/2020

At the International Classical Music Awards 2020, Penthesilea by French composer Pascal Dusapin and the ensemble of La Monnaie has been named best contemporary album. The recording was made during the world premiere of the opera at La Monnaie. As Pascal Dusapin was unable to attend, it was Peter de Caluwe, General and Artistic Director of La Monnaie, who received the trophy, in the presence of Cédric Hustinx, director of the Cypres label. It was presented by Pierre-Jean Tribot, editor-in-chief of Crescendo and member of the jury. Read More →

Melodiya was presented an ICMA Award in Moscow

  • 23/10/2020
Melodiya was presented an ICMA Award in Moscow

Karina Abrahamyan & Evgenia Krivitskaya

In Moscow, ICMA Jury member Evgenia Krivitskaya (Musical Life) presented the trophy which the Russian label Melodiya won in the category Best Collection with historical recordings of works by Mieczyslaw Weinberg. Read More →

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 →