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.

ICMA 2013: OUTSTANDING EVENT TO TAKE PLACE IN MILAN

  • 03/03/2013

The International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) announce their Award Ceremony and Gala Concert taking place in Milan, on the 18 March at 6:30 p.m., hosted by Orchestra ‘laVerdi’ at Milan’s Auditorium, Largo Mahler. The Award Ceremony will be attended by numerous personalities from the world’s musical life, conductors Riccardo Chailly, Frieder Bernius, John Axelrod and Dmitrij Kitajenko, label representatives from Audite, BIS, Carus, Dux, Harmonia Mundi, Melodiya, Naxos, Ondine, Querstand, Raumklang and Sony Classical, and of course by the ICMA winners 2013, with, at the helm, Maestro Aldo Ciccolini. The Gala concerts following the Ceremony will be conducted by Maestro John Axelrod.

Here is the program of this outstanding event which will be broadcast by numerous radio stations around the world. Read More →

THE WINNERS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CLASSICAL MUSIC AWARDS – ICMA 2013

  • 21/02/2013

The Jury of the International Classical Music Awards – ICMA is happy and proud to present the winners for 2013.

« The ICMA Jury comprising 17 leading media from 13 countries selected 15 CD and DVD productions among a total of 275 nominations. The winning releases, far from being commercial mainstream, are a selection made without any national motive and therefore provide reliable guidance to the global audience. The ICMA also include six Special Awards paying respect to exceptional musicians and producers. All this Awards  are the expression of our jury’s aim of making the difference between good and exceptional, » said Remy Franck, President of the Jury. Read More →

ICMA Jury Meeting In Meeting In Las Palmas De Gran Canaria

  • 23/01/2013
ICMA Jury Meeting In Meeting In Las Palmas De Gran Canaria

The Jury members with the manager of the Canary Island Festival, Donna Candelaria Rodriguez

End of January, the ICMA Jury met in Las Palmas, attending the Festival of the Canary Islands and having its General Assembly at the Teatro Guiniguada. Main topics on the Agenda were the preparation of the next Award Ceremony in Milan (March 2013) with the Orchestra LaVerdi conducted by John Axelrod as well as the Rules and Regulations for the 2014 Awards. The Awards 2013 will be published on the 1st of February.

In Las Palmas, a number of decisions also were taken to allow the preparation of the Award Ceremony 2014 which will be held in Warsaw. The Award Ceremony and Gala Concert on the 12th of April will be part of the renowned Beethoven Easter Festival in the Polish capital city.

Second Jury Member In Finland

  • 23/01/2013

The ICMA Jury continues to grow and welcomes Rondo Classic, the biggest magazine for classical music in the Nordic countries. It has about 7000 subscribers and over 20.000 readers. The magazine was founded in 1963. It covers Finnish and international music life, publishing interviews, reportages and critiques. Classical music, opera, music education and cultural policy are the main topics of the magazine, but it covers also music theatre, world music and sometimes ballet and jazz.

The publisher of Rondo Classic in Classicus Ltd. It publishes also music books and CD’s. The internet site of the magazine is: www.rondoclassic.fi. From 2009 to 2012 Classicus ran also the radio channel Rondo Classic, which is also a member of the ICMA Jury and now operated by another company under the name ‘Classic Radio’. Read More →

Nominations 2013 are online

  • 12/12/2012

The Jury of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) has nominated 275 CD and DVD productions from 86 labels for the next contest. This is an increase of 61.
To become a nomination, a production need to be proposed by at least two jury members. With 24 nominations, the French label Harmonia Mundi is on the first place, followed by Naxos (18), Decca and Virgin Classics sharing the third place with 11 nominations. The final result with the winners will be published on the 1st of February 2013. The Award Ceremony and Gala concert will take place in Milan, on the 18th of March, with the Orchestra LaVerdi conducted by John Axelrod.

The nomination lists are available in the dedicated section of this website.

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