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Yury Revich launches Beethoven Project

  • 01/06/2019

Austrian-Russian violinist Yury Revich, 27, Young Artist of the Year of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) in 2015, pursues a brilliant international career. Together with the Italian pianist Fiorenzo Pascalucci he launched their own Beethoven Project for the upcoming Beethoven Year 2020. They have prepared all of the composer’s violin sonatas in a historical set up. Read More →

Radio stations to broadcast the ICMA Gala Concert 2019

  • 21/05/2019
Radio stations to broadcast the ICMA Gala Concert 2019

Lawrence Foster (c) Ingo Höhn

After the Swiss Radio broadcasted this year’s Gala Concert of the International Classical Music Awards, other radio stations are doing so as well.

MDR Kultur has the concert in its program on Friday, 24 May at 20h05. Radio 100,7 from Luxembourg will broadcast the Gala in its Euroradio series, on Thursday 06 June at 20h00.  Radio Orpheus will broadcast the program in Russia on 4 June at 21:00, Moscow time. Read More →

Swiss Radio to broadcast ICMA Gala Concert

  • 18/05/2019
Swiss Radio to broadcast ICMA Gala Concert

Chouchane Siranossian & Christoph Heesch
(c) Ingo Höhn

On Sunday, 19 May, at 22:06, Swiss Radio SRF 2 Kultur broadcasts this year’s Gala Concert of the International Classical Music Awards. The concert was hosted by the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Lawrence Foster and presented several of the 2019 winners of ICMA. The concert is available for listening during seven days after the broadcast date.

Elso Dreisig received her award in Zurich

  • 16/05/2019

Since Elsa Dreisig was rehearsing for Don Giovanni at the Paris Opera the day of the ICMA Ceremony in Lucerne, the soprano – she was ICMA Young Artist of the Year 2017 – received her trophy on May 15, after a Manon performance at the Zurich Opera. The presenter was ICMA Jury member Andrea Meuli. Elsa Dreisig won this award for her CD Miroir(s) in the category Vocal recital.

ICMA Gala in Lucerne: An evening of highlights

  • 12/05/2019
ICMA Gala in Lucerne: An evening of highlights

Winners and Jury members
(c) Ingo Höhn

The Lucerne Symphony Orchestra hosted the Award Ceremony and Gala Concert 2019 of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) on Friday evening (10.05) at the KKL in Lucerne, in the presence of an international audience, numerous media representatives and representatives from the record industry from across Europe. Read More →

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 →

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