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Adrien Boisseau, ICMA Young Artist 2014, Longing For Time…

  • 01/03/2014
Adrien Boisseau, ICMA Young Artist 2014, Longing For Time…

Adrien Boisseau

At his young age, French viola player Adrien Boisseau, ICMA Young Artist 2014, is, beyond his technical skills and the beauty of his sound, a particularly mature and introspective musician. Questioned about his future he will answer that he is longing for time, time to grow, time to explore music in depth. Read the interview our Jury member Andrea Meuli made with Adrien for ‘Musik + Theater’.

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ICMA Held Their 2014 General Assembly In Oviedo

  • 10/02/2014
ICMA Held Their 2014 General Assembly In Oviedo

Auditorio Príncipe Felipe, Oviedo

At the invitation of the ‘Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias’, the Jury of the International Classical Music Awards ICMA held its 2014 General Assembly on February 8 in Oviedo (Spain). During their meeting at the ‘Auditorio Príncipe Felipe’ the Jury members decided upon the Recording of the Year Award 2014 which will be announced on the 12th of April. Other important topics were the preparation of the upcoming Award Ceremony with the Gala Concert at the Beethoven Easter Festival in Warsaw and the preparation of  the Awards 2015. Read More →

Krassimira Stoyanova sings ‘Rusalka’ at Vienna State Opera

  • 24/01/2014
Krassimira Stoyanova sings ‘Rusalka’ at Vienna State Opera

Krassimira Stoyanova
(c) ICMA Martin Hoffmeister

ICMA winner (2012) Krassimira Stoyanova sings the title role in A tonin Dvoraks opera Rusalka’ at Vienna State Opera, the premiere being on January 26. In the Austrian press Stoyanova said that for her a dream came true.

ICMA Winner Nicolas Altstaedt at Elmau Castle

  • 22/01/2014
ICMA Winner Nicolas Altstaedt at Elmau Castle

The Elmau Concert Hall

Located in Bavaria near the Austrian border, the Castle of Elmau is well-known in the world of classical music. Since the 1950s, it has become a famous concert hall, due to the renowned quality of its acoustics. Passing through the region, Benjamin Britten discovered it and instantly fell in love with the site and in 1959, with his partner Peter Pears, he founded a British-German Chamber Music festival there. Read More →

ICMA 2014 – The winners

  • 20/01/2014

The Jury of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) announced today the Awards for 2014. Swiss conductor Charles Dutoit, 78, is honored with our Lifetime Achievement Award. One of the most eminent fortepianists of our time, Andreas Staier, is ‘Artist of the Year’, the young French viola player Adrien Boisseau is ICMA’s ‘Young Artist of the Year ». In total seven Special Awards are listed, among them the one for the ‘SWR Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden und Freiburg’. Read More →

ICMA 2014: One Week To Go

  • 13/01/2014

The musical world waits for the publication of the ICMA Awards 2014. The Jury will officially announce the results of the votes in just a week from now, on Monday 20th of January. This year the list comprises no less than seven Special Awards and 16 C D and DVD Awards. The latter come from an initial list of 264 CD and DVD nominated for this year’s Awards.

‘Accademia Pianistica Siciliana’: Incubator Of Musical Excellency

  • 07/01/2014
‘Accademia Pianistica Siciliana’: Incubator Of Musical Excellency

Remy Franck, Epifanio Comis, Martin Hoffmeister
Photo: ICMA

ICMA Board members Remy Franck and Martin Hoffmeister recently visited the ‘Accademia Pianistica Siciliana’ in Catania (Sicily), the institution where ‘Young Artist of the Year 2013’ Alessandro Mazzamuto comes from. The ICMA representatives were able to meet Prof. Epifanio Comis, the driving force at this Academy as well as several students, who played a concert at the institute which is located in an ancient palace of the central Via Etnea, surrounded by a fascinating view of the city and the beautiful Sicilian landscape. Read More →

Happy Birthday Menahem Pressler! The Pianist Turns 90 Today

  • 16/12/2013
Happy Birthday Menahem Pressler! The Pianist Turns 90 Today

Menahem Pressler
Photo: ICMA/Bjoern Woll

Renowned Pianist Menahem Pressler celebrates his 90th birthday today. Pressler who received ICMA’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011, is currently in Amsterdam for concerts with the Concertgebouw Orchestra. For his birthday BIS published a marvelous Beethoven-Schubert-Chopin SACD. The plan for this recording was made during the ICMA festivities in Tampere in 2011. The entire Jury says: Happy Birthday, dear Menahem!

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