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MARCH 2013: 30.000 VISITORS ON WWW.ICMA-INFO.COM

  • 27/03/2013

Dear readers,
March 2013 will be the most successful period ever for our homepage www.icma-info.com. At the end of the month approximately 30.000 visitors from all over the world will have read over 70.000 pages on this website. We kindly draw your attention to the fact that our website will be continuously updated, delivering news about he next Awards and about our winners from former years. So, please stay with us and continue reading www.icma-info.com.

ICMA-WINNER NICOLAS ALTSTAEDT PLAYED LUTOSLAWSKI IN WARSAW

  • 27/03/2013
ICMA-WINNER NICOLAS ALTSTAEDT PLAYED LUTOSLAWSKI IN WARSAW

Photo: Bruno Fidrych

Just some days after his participation at the ICMA Gala Concert in Milan, Nicolas Altstaedt, ICMA-winner 2013 in the category Chamber Music, delivered a thrilling performance of Lutoslawski’s Cello Concerto with the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Vladimir Fedoseyev at Warsaw’s 17th Beethoven Festival. Our photo shows Nicolas Altstaedt at a reception at the Russian Embassy in Warsaw, together with the Russian Ambassador’s wife, Mrs. Alekseeva, ICMA Board member Martin Hoffmeister (MDR Figaro), ICMA President Remy Franck (Pizzicato) and Mrs. Elzbieta Penderecka, Director General of the Beethoven Festival.

GEWANDHAUS BOX IS RECORDING OF THE YEAR

  • 19/03/2013

At the ICMA Gala in Milan, the Jury communicated the winner of the ‘Recording of the Year’ Award for 2013. This highest honor goes to the Querstand Box with all nine Bruckner Symphonies played by the Gewandhaus Orchestra from Leipzig conducted by Maestro Herbert Blomstedt. The ‘Recording of the Year is chosen by the Jury among all the winner in the CD and DVD categories.

VERY SUCCESSFUL ICMA GALA IN MILAN

  • 19/03/2013
VERY SUCCESSFUL ICMA GALA IN MILAN

Artist of the Year Carolin Widmann, John Axelrod and Orchestra 'laVerdi'
Photo: ICMA/Martin Hoffmeister

An enchanted audience attended on Monday evening (18/03/2013) the ICMA Gala in Milan’s Auditorium, with, at first, the Award ceremony, followed by the Gala Concert presenting some of this year’s winners together with Orchestra ‘laVerdi’ conducted by John Axelrod. Many distinguished guests applauded orchestra and soloists during a long and varied program comprising works from baroque to modern music.

More information is available here: http://www.concertodautunno.it/130318-laverdi/130318-laverdi-icma.htm

ICMA ANNOUNCED EVENTS IN WARSAW AND ANKARA

  • 18/03/2013

Attended by many personalities from the musical world, this year’s ICMA Award Ceremony took place tonight at Milan’s Auditorium and was hosted by Orchestra ‘laVerdi’. « By careful listening we achieve at the end to come to conclusions and to get a result that we consider international and exceptional. ICMA 2013 that’s once more the cream of the cream. », said Jury President Remy Franck before 23 winners received their trophy.

At the end of the ceremony, Remy Franck already announced the two next Ceremonies and Gala concerts: « Our next Awards Ceremony will take place during the Beethoven Easter Festival in Warsaw. The Gala concert will be played at Warsaw Philharmonic Hall by Sinfonia Iuventus conducted by José Maria Florêncio. And this will happen on the 12th of April 2014. On the 28th of March 2015 you will have to travel south to meet the Jury. The ICMA Ceremony and Gala concert will be held at the Bilkent Hall of the Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey, with the prestigious academic Bilkent Symphony Orchestra hosting this event. »

ICMA GALA CONCERT FROM MILAN AVAILABLE TO RADIO STATIONS IN 100 COUNTRIES

  • 15/03/2013

The Gala Concert of the 2013 International Classical Music Awards has been offered to all to active and associate Members of the European Broadcasting Union on a deferred basis. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is the world’s foremost alliance of public service media entities, comprising 74 active members in 56 countries and 35 associate members from a further 22 countries. Active members come from as far north as Iceland and as far south as Egypt, from Ireland in the west and Azerbaijan in the east, and almost every nation from geographical Europe in between. Associate members are from countries beyond Europe, such as USA, Canada, Japan, Mexico, India and Hong Kong.

IMPORTANT POLISH DELEGATION IN MILAN

  • 12/03/2013

To celebrate the Award for Stanislaw Moniuszko’s opera ‘Verbum Nobile’, an important Polish delegation will attend the Award Ceremony in Milan. The Opera of Szczecin, where the award winning recording was made, will be represented by its General Manager Angelika Rabizo, conductor Warcisław Kunc and baritone Leszek Skrla. The Polish label Dux will be represented by its General Manager Malgorzata Polanska.

MORE GUESTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE ICMA GALA IN MILAN’S AUDITORIUM ‘LAVERDI’

  • 06/03/2013

With the date of the ICMA Award Ceremony and Gala Concert in Milan coming closer, the Jury announces more distinguished guests attending the event on 18 March: Singers Wolfram and Martin Lattke from the award-winning ensemble Amarcord, Pianists Roberto Prosseda and Davide Cabassi, Prof. Andreas Schulz, General Manager of Leipzig’s Gewandhaus, Alessandro Mazzamuto’s teacher Epifanio Comis, Andrey Krichevskiy, CEO of Russian label Melodiya, Johannes Graulich, General manager of the German label Carus, Dieter Oehms, owner and General manager of the German label Oehms Classics, Simon Oliver, Chairman of London’s Philharmonia Orchestra, and Peter Kainrath, General Manager of the Busoni Competition.

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