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ICMA condemn increasing problems with visas for performing artists

  • 10/05/2019

The Jury of the International Classical Music Awards ICMA has noted that performing artists, ensembles and orchestras encounter more and more difficulties in getting visas. The Jury, comprising media from 15 countries, comprising media from 15 countries, condemns severely the increasing problems with visas for performing artists and the unacceptable surge of labyrinthine and totally arbitrary bureaucracy leading to a worsening of artistic conditions for the artists as well as for the promotors of classical music. Read More →

ICMA Discovery Award winners study at Liechtenstein Academy

  • 04/05/2019

Nikolai Song and Yuan Yu, both winners of ICMA’s Discovery Award, took part in an in week-long intensive class with Professor Philippe Bernold at the International Music Academy in Liechtenstein. On our picture the young musicians are seen with their teacher and the Academy’s General manager Drazen Domjanic. Read More →

Luzerner Sinfonieorchester to host ICMA Gala and Award Ceremony 2019

  • 03/05/2019
Luzerner Sinfonieorchester to host ICMA Gala and Award Ceremony 2019

KKL Lucerne

The Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, orchestra-in-residence of the KKL Luzern, is hosting this year’s ICMA Gala and Award Ceremony on May 10, at the KKL. As Switzerland’s oldest symphony orchestra, it has gained an international standing and is perceived as one of the leading Swiss orchestras. Strongly anchored in Lucerne, a city with a worldwide reputation for music, the orchestra offers a number of concert cycles and organises the Zaubersee Festival of Russian chamber music in Lucerne. It also acts as the opera orchestra of the Lucerne Theatre. James Gaffigan was appointed Chief Conductor of the orchestra in the 2011/12 season. Read More →

Lawrence Foster, Krzysztof Penderecki and Remy Franck met in Warsaw

  • 19/04/2019
Lawrence Foster, Krzysztof Penderecki and Remy Franck met in Warsaw

Lawrence Foster & Remy Franck
Foto: Cornelia Much

American conductor Lawrence Foster who will conduct this year’s ICMA Gala Concert with the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra on 10 May at the KKL, was conducting a superb concert with Penderecki’s Eight Symphony in Warsaw, on April 18, with the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra Katowice (NOSPR) and the NFM Choir from Wroclaw. NOSPR hosted last year’s ICMA Award Ceremony and Gala Concert. Read More →

ICMA Jury members at Warsaw’s Beethoven Festival

  • 18/04/2019
ICMA Jury members at Warsaw’s Beethoven Festival

Roman Berchenko & Remy Franck
(c) Bruno Fidrych

In 2014, Elzbieta Penderecka’s Beethoven Easter Festival in Warsaw hosted the ICMA Ceremony. ICMA Jury members regularly attend this festival. This year, Pierre-Jean Tribot (Crescendo) and Martin Hoffmeister (MDR Kultur) have attended the festival, and currently Remy Franck (Pizzicato) as well as Roman Berchenko (Radio Orpheus) are in Warsaw.

‘ICMA Discovery Award’ füllt die Säle

  • 10/04/2019
‘ICMA Discovery Award’ füllt die Säle

Robert Neumann

Im Rahmen der Jugendstil-Konzertreihe des Mosel Musikfestivals wird es dank der großen Nachfrage ein weiteres Konzert von Pianist Robert Neumann geben, teilte der Veranstalter mit. Die Veranstaltung ‘Jugendstil 2’ am 25. August war binnen kurzer Zeit bereits bis auf den letzten Platz ausgebucht. Aus diesem Grund hat sich der Sieger beim ICMA Discovery Award 2017 bereit erklärt, am gleichen Tag noch einmal zusätzlich um 11 Uhr vormittags auf Schloss Lieser aufzutreten. Die Karten für den Zusatztermin sind ab sofort erhältlich.


Lucerne Symphony: Successful residency in Korea

  • 31/03/2019

Today the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra’s residency at the Tongyeong Festival in Korea came to an end. The orchestra had  a great success. Both symphonic concerts as well as a concert for children were sold out, and today’s chamber music concert was very well attended, the management says. Read More →

Lucerne Symphony in residence at the Tongyeong Music Festival

  • 29/03/2019

Today the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra is playing the opening concert at the Tongyeong International Music Festival in South Korea. The orchestra is in residence in Tongyeong where it plays two concerts in the sold-out concert hall of Tongyeong as well as children’s concerts. Conducted by Michael Sanderling the concerts features soloists Roman Trekel and Yeree Suh in the Brahms Requiem and Behzod Abduraimov in Rachmaninovs First Pianos Concert. The orchestra is also to perform works by Beethoven, Holliger and Yun. Read More →

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