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ICMA President presented ICMA winners at Bad Ragaz Festival

  • 13/02/2019
ICMA President presented ICMA winners at Bad Ragaz Festival

Matko Smolcic & Remy Franck
(c) Andreas Domjanic

Several of ICMA’s 2019 winners have been performing at this year’s VP Bank Classic Festival (formerly Next Generation Festival) in Bad Ragaz, Switzerland. Remy Franck presented the 14-year-old ICMA Discovery Award winner Eva Gevorgyan who took part in a piano concert and also Young Artist 2019, Croatian bassoon player Matko Smolcic, who was scheduled for a nonet concert as well as for a baroque concert with the Ensemble Esperanza. The concert master of this ensemble, Chouchane Siranossian, is herself an ICMA winner, since she won with her Mendelssohn CD in the category Assorted programs. Read More →

General Assembly in Bonn

  • 05/02/2019

At the invitation of the Beethovenfest, the ICMA Jury held its General Assembly 2019 in Bonn. While discussing current topics of ICMA and preparing the next Award Ceremonies, the Jurymembers also learned about the plans for the Beethoven Year 2020. They notably met intendant Nike Wagner (in our photo, in the middle) to get more information about the Beethovenfest. Read More →

Sweet idea from ICMA’s Label of the Year

  • 24/01/2019

Ars Produktion, Label of the Year 2019 of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA), is the first label to have been inspired by their award to create their own confectionary, with chocolates displaying the label logo as well as the logo of ICMA. Definitely a sweet idea!


ICMA 2019 – The winners

  • 17/01/2019

The Jury of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) announced today the Awards for 2019. Brazilian pianist Nelson Freire is honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Spanish pianist Javier Perianes is Artist of the Year, Croatian bassoonist Matko Smolcic is Young Artist of the Year. The Discovery Award is awarded to 14-year-old Russian pianist Eva Gevorgyan. Read More →

ICMA Awards to be announced next Thursday

  • 15/01/2019

The Jury of the International Classical Music Awards, ICMA, will announce the winners of the awards for 2019 next Thursday, January 17. In addition to the Special Awards, 19 productions are awarded a prize in the Audio and Video categories. Stay tuned.

ICMA Board meeting in Paris

  • 13/12/2018
ICMA Board meeting in Paris

Remy Franck, Serhan Bali, Nicola Catto, Martin Hoffmeister, Michelle Debra

The ICMA-Board met in Paris, discussing major developments of the Awards and analyzing the votes and the list of prizewinners 2019. The winners will be published on Thursday 17 January 2019.

ICMA 2019 – The finalists

  • 11/12/2018

In several rounds, the Jury of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) has chosen the releases competing in the finals for the awards 2019. « Our initial list with a total of 319 nominations comprised many very good as well as outstanding recordings. In the course of several rounds, the list is now reduced to three releases per category, the releases that are our finalists for 2019 », Jury President Remy Franck said Read More →

ICMA Jury nominates 319 releases for the 2019 awards

  • 23/11/2018

The ICMA nomination list for 2019 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 2019 awards the Jury of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) has nominated 319 audio and video productions (321 in 2017, 357 in 2018) from 107 labels (119 in 2017, 120 in 2018). Read More →

Manfred Honeck extends Pittsburgh contract

  • 25/09/2018
Manfred Honeck extends Pittsburgh contract

Manfred Honeck

Austrian conductor Manfred Honeck, ICMA Artist of the Year 2018, has extended his contract as Music Director of the Pittsburgh Symphon for two years, to run through the 2021-22 season, when the orchestra will celebrate its 125th, birthday as well as the 50th anniversary of the opening of Heinz Hall. Honeck became music director in 2008.