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Mahler Awards ‘Toblacher Komponierhäuschen 2013’

  • 23/07/2013

No award for only weak new productions, honors for David Oistrach in the historical category and a Special Award for the Concertgebouw’s DVD box with the Mahler Symphonies conducted by several conductors. This is the result of the Mahler Awards 2013 in Toblach (Dobbiaco, Italy). Read More →

ICMA Trophy for Pierre Boulez

  • 25/06/2013
ICMA Trophy for Pierre Boulez

Pierre Boulez
Photo: ICMA

In his IRCAM office in Paris, French composer and conductor Pierre Boulez received the ICMA trophy for the CD set ‘Ballets Russes’ on Melodiya. In this recording Boulez is conducting the Moscow Conservatory Orchestra in Stravinsky’s ‘Petrouchka’. The set is the 2013 winner in the category ‘Historical Recordings’. Read More →

‘Label of the Year’ Audite Celebrated its 40th Anniversary

  • 24/06/2013
‘Label of the Year’ Audite Celebrated its 40th Anniversary

Ludger Böckenhoff, CEO of Audite
Photo: Martin Hoffmeister

ICMA’s ‘Label of the Year 2013’ Audite celebrated it’s 40th anniversary yesterday in Berlin. With music performed by Audite artists ‘Mandelring Quartett’ and ‘Klavierduo Bard’ the official celebration consisted essentially in the presentation of several upcoming birthday editions confirming the label’s outstanding artistic achievement. Read More →

Istanbul Music Festival Presented Lifetime Achievement Award to Krzysztof Penderecki

  • 18/06/2013

Before the concert with the Munich Chamber Orchestra at the Istanbul Music Festival, on June 17, ICMA Lifetime Achievement Award winner Krzysztof Penderecki was given the Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award. During the concert, Alexander Liebreich conducted Penderecki’s ‘Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima’ for 52 Strings

Nicolas Altstaedt sucht beim Kammermusikfest Lockenhaus nach ‘Schuld und Sühne’

  • 18/06/2013
Nicolas Altstaedt sucht beim Kammermusikfest Lockenhaus nach ‘Schuld und Sühne’

Nicolas Altstaedt
Photo: Balazs Borocz-Pilvax

Nach einem überaus erfolgreichen und unvergesslichen Auftakt geht ICMA-Preisträger Nicolas Altstaedt in seine zweite Runde als Künstlerischer Leiter des Kammermusikfestes Lockenhaus. Den Gründungsgedanken, im Sommer Künstler aus aller Welt einzuladen, die sich in eigens für Lockenhaus zusammengestellten Ensembles auf die Suche nach neuen Interpretationen begeben, hält Altstaedt dabei ebenso hoch wie den Anspruch, Kammermusik auf einem internationalem Spitzenniveau zu präsentieren. Read More →

Penderecki Voted Honorary Citizen of Krakow

  • 13/06/2013
Penderecki Voted Honorary Citizen of Krakow

Photo: ICMA/Hoffmeister

The City Council of Krakow, Poland, has unanimously voted in favour of granting Honorary citizenship to the composer Krzysztof Penderecki, winner of ICMA’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. A special ceremony is to be held after the summer holidays, before the composer’s 80th birthday in November. The City Council described Penderecki as one of the symbols of Krakow’s cultural life, recalling his support for the foundation of the chamber orchestra ‘Sinfonietta Cracovia’ as well as his contribution to the success of the European Capital of Culture festival in Krakow in 2000. Penderecki has lived for a long time in Krakow. Past recipients of Krakow’s honorary citizenship include Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Lech Walesa, Czeslaw Milosz and Wisława Szymborska.

ICMA at Classical:NEXT in Vienna

  • 29/05/2013
ICMA at Classical:NEXT in Vienna

Jury President Remy Franck

The second edition of Classical:NEXT takes place from today, 29 May until 1 June in Vienna, Austria. After a successful premiere in Munich last year, the new professional forum for classical music is set to become the annual meeting point for the classical music scene. The new venue for the Classical:NEXT exhibition and conference spaces is the MAK, the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/ Contemporary Art, in Vienna. The Showcase concerts will be held at nearby theatres.

A rich program of showcases and conferences is organized for this exhibition. ICMA President Remy Franck will chair the panel discussion ‘Signposts in the Jungle – How important are reviews and awards for the music industry?’ on Thursday, 30.5.2013 from 14:00-14:45.


  • 13/05/2013

Bilkent Symphony Orchestra of Ankara, which will host the ICMA Award ceremony and Gala concert on 28 March, 2015, has performed the Ankara premiere of Mahler’s 8th Symphony. The performance on 30 April was the closing concert of the 30th Ankara International Music Festival. The Bilkent Symphony, conducted by music director Isin Metin shared the big stage of the Congresium Hall in Ankara with choruses from Poland and Portugal and a distinguished line of soloists, some 400 players and singers in total. Read More →

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