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ICMA Gala 2014 – The Great Classical Parade Of The Year

  • 04/03/2014

What a parade! One Quartet, three pianists, one violinist, one viola player four conductors and the Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra, all winners of ICMA’s prestigious Award list 2014! These world renowned artist gather on the 12th of April at Warsaw’s Philharmonic Hall for the ICMA Gala Concert 2014, hosted by the Ludwig van Beethoven Festival. Here is the program: Read More →

MDR-Figaro mit Thementag zum Geburtstag von C.P.E Bach

  • 04/03/2014
MDR-Figaro mit Thementag zum Geburtstag von C.P.E Bach

C.P.E. Bach

‘Auf dem Abstellgleis der Musikgeschichte’ titelte ICMA-Jurymitglied ‘Musik & Theater‘ anlässlich des bevorstehenden 300. Geburtstages von Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Tatsächlich sollte die Rezeption des zweiten – und zu Lebzeiten eminent populären – Bachsohnes und dessen vielgesichtigen Werke-Kosmos über zweieinhalb Jahrhunderte mehr oder weniger brach liegen. Heute, in den Wochen und Monaten rund um das Jubiläum, hat sich das Bild deutlich geändert. Read More →

ICMA’S Martin Hoffmeister Is A Jury Member In the Khachaturian International Competition

  • 04/03/2014
ICMA’S Martin Hoffmeister Is A Jury Member In the Khachaturian International Competition

Martin Hoffmeister
(c) Bjoern Woll / ICMA

The 10th Aram Khachaturian International Competition will be held in Yerevan from June 6 to 14, 2014. This year the Competition is open to pianists of any nationality born between June 6, 1982 and June 6, 1998. Martin Hoffmeister, Board member of the ICMA Jury and Head of Music for the daytime program of German Radio MDR Figaro is a member of the international Jury chaired by Armen Babakhanyan (Armenia). Other Jury member are Alexander Bonduryansky (Russia), Anna Malikova (Russia), Carsten Dürer (Germany), Didier Michel Martin (France), Jong-Hwa Park (South Korea) and Marco Sollini (Italy). Read More →

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.

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