Musicians and label representatives from all over the world came on April 6 to Tampere, Finland, for the annual Award Ceremony and Gala Concert of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA), hosted by the Tampere Philharmonic and its Music director Hannu Lintu. In the Tampere Hall 1.600 people attended this outstanding event.
Lifetime Achievement Award winner Menahem Pressler played Mozart, Artist of the Year Esa Pekka Salonen conducted his work ‘Helix’, Young Artist of the Year David Kadouch was heard in Mendelssohn’s Second Piano Concerto. One of the driving forces behind the BIS Sibelius Edition, Folke Gräsbeck, played, together with the strings of the Tampere Philharmonic, Sibelius’ Piano Quintet in a newly realized transcription by the Tampere Philharmonic’s composer in residence, Jouni Kaipainen. Read More →