Katowice Is Now A UNESCO City of Music

  • 12/12/2015
Katowice Is Now A UNESCO City of Music

The new Katowice Concert Hall
(c) Sammy Hart

Katowice in southern Poland has been awarded the status of UNESCO City of Music. The Silesian city boasts such prestigious ensembles as the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra with its recently-opened concert hall, the Silesian Philharmonic, the Silesian Quartet, and the Camerata Silesia Choir. Katowice is also the venue of thirty music festivals. It will host the International Classical Music Awards ICMA in 2018. Katowice is the first Central and Eastern European city to win the title.

ICMA Finalists For 2016

  • 09/12/2015

The ICMA Jury is progressing in the voting for the Audio and Video Awards 2016. Today we are able to publish the Finalists, in other words the three productions of which one will be the winner. Read More →

Grammy-Nominierung für CD mit ICMA-Preisträger Joseph Moog

  • 08/12/2015
Grammy-Nominierung für CD mit ICMA-Preisträger Joseph Moog

Krzysztof Penderecki & Joseph Moog
(c) Martin Hoffmeister

Die von dem Pianisten und zweimaligen ICMA-Preisträger Joseph Moog sowie der Deutschen Radio Philharmonie unter der Leitung des Dirigenten Nicholas Milton eingespielte CD mit Klavierkonzerten von Edvard Grieg und Moritz Moszkowski wurde in der Kategorie ‘Best Classical Instrumental Solo’ für den Grammy nominiert. Sie wurde auch für den ICMA 2016 nominiert.

ICMA Board Meeting in Paris

  • 07/12/2015
ICMA Board Meeting in Paris

. From the left: Remy Franck, Serhan Bali, Nicola Catto, Martin Hoffmeister and Michelle Debra.

The members of the ICMA Executive Board met in Paris last weekend in order to analyze the current voting process and prepare the Award Ceremony in San Sebastian on April 1, 2016.  The Board validated the list of finalists for the Award 2016 which will be officially published next Wednesday, December 9.

ICMA Nomination List 2016 Is Available

  • 20/11/2015

The ICMA nomination list for 2016 is available. To get the list, just click on our Nominations button which will lead you to lists sorted by labels or categories.
For the 2016 awards the Jury of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) has nominated 364 audio and video productions (up from 248 in 2015) from 115 labels (up from 85 in 2015). Read More →

Award-Winning Water For ICMA-Meeting

  • 12/11/2015
Award-Winning Water For ICMA-Meeting

Grand Resort Bad Ragaz

Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, where the next ICMA General Assembly will take place in February 2016, has won three international awards. For 175 years, healing, body-temperature thermal waters have flowed from the spring in the Tamina gorge to the Bad Ragaz spa resort in Eastern Switzerland. The quality label World’s Leading Swimming Pools™ was followed by two further prizes in November, as the resort was named “Best in Switzerland” and included in the global “Best for Hot Springs” category at the international Spafinder Wellness Travel Awards in London.

ICMA Lifetime Award Winner Has His Birthday Concert In Leipzig

  • 26/10/2015
ICMA Lifetime Award Winner Has His Birthday Concert In Leipzig

Dmitrij Kitajenko in concert
(c) Gerd Mothes

This week, the billboard at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig (where ICMA will, have its Gala 2017) announces a concert « For Dmitrij Kitajenko’s 75th birthday ». The Gewandhaus Orchestra and Dimitrij Kitajenko have a close connection since decades, and to celebrate the conductor’s so special birthday, they perform together an appealing Prokofiev-Tchaikovsky-program in the premium Gewandhaus series ‘Grosses Concert’. Read More →