ICMA Jury Meeting In Leipzig

  • 29/01/2015

This weekend, at the very beginning of Leipzig’s millennium, the Jury of the International Classical Music Awards is meeting in the Bach city, at the invitation of the Bach Archiv and the city of Leipzig. The Jury will held a General Assembly at the Bach Archiv, visit the main musical sites of the city as well as the Blüthner factory. The Jury members also will attend several concerts, among them one by the Gewandhaus Orchestra which will host the Award Ceremony and Gala Concert in 2017.

Danish National Chamber Orchestra Is Kept Alive

  • 29/01/2015

Private donations and crowd funding were successful: the Danish National Chamber Orchestra, which was disbanded at the end of last year by the Danish Radio Corporation, has raised in a very short time enough money to bring the orchestra back on the podium. The orchestra’s chief conductor Adam Fischer will conduct the first benefit concert on 1 February. He will also take part in ICMA’s Gala concert with the Bilkent Orchestra on 28 March in Ankara. Fischer and the Danish National Chamber Orchestra won the Best Collection Award for their Complete Mozart Symphonies on Dacapo.

Valer Sabadus singt Titelrolle in ‘Teseo’ bei den Händel-Festspielen

  • 28/01/2015

Valer Sabadus, ‘Young Artist of the Year’ der ICMA im Jahre 2013, singt die Titelrolle in Georg Friedrich Händels ‘Teseo’ bei den Händel-Festspielen Karlsruhe. Die Premiere, mit der auch die diesjährigen Händel-Festspiele eröffnet werden, findet am 20. Februar am Staatstheater Karlsruhe statt, Folgeaufführungen sind am 22., 25. und 27. Februar sowie am 01. März. Read More →

New Interview with Young Artist Of The Year Yury Revich

  • 28/01/2015
New Interview with Young Artist Of The Year Yury Revich

Yury Revich

The 23 years old Russian violinist Yury Revich – he is based in Vienna  –  is ICMA’s Young Artist of the Year 2015. Having performed at Carnegie Hall and at La Scala, Musikverein, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall and many others, he has his own concert series in Vienna, he is Artistic Director of the European-Russian Society for International Cooperation, he made some successful recordings and lives out his creativity also in filming and painting.  Read our interview in the ‘Intervew’ section.

ICMA 2015 – The winners

  • 20/01/2015

The Jury of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) announced today the Awards for 2015. Conductor Dmitrij Kitajenko, 74, is honored with our Lifetime Achievement Award. Violinist Christian Tetzlaff is Artist of the Year, young violinist Yury Revich and Belgian soprano Jodie Devos are ICMA’s Young Artists of the Year. Leipzig based Accentus Music is Label of the Year. In total eight Special Awards are listed. Read More →

ICMA 2015: The Winners To Be Published On 20 January

  • 10/01/2015

The musical world waits for the publication of the ICMA Awards 2015. The Jury will officially announce the results of the vote on Tuesday 20th of January. This year the list comprises no less than eight Special Awards and 15 CD and DVD Awards. The latter come from an initial list of 248 audio and video productions from 85 labels nominated for this year’s Awards.

Save the Danish National Chamber Orchestra!

  • 12/12/2014

The Jury of the International Classical Music Awards has given the Award in the category Best Collection to the outstanding recording of the Mozart Symphonies with the Danish National Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Adam Fischer, published by Dacapo. Jury president Remy Franck says: « These recordings show both the invigorating interpretation of Adam Fischer and the superb playing of the orchestra. The box is a magnificent, quite irresistibly enjoyable achievement. At a crucial moment in the existence of the orchestra and while last efforts are made to save it from being disbanded at the end of the year, ICMA gives the announcement of this particular award a top priority, some weeks ahead of the official proclamation in January. ICMA urges the Danish Radio and the Danish Ministry of Culture to take any possible measure in order to save this orchestra. We sincerely hope that the orchestra will still be active when our Award Ceremony takes place in Ankara on 28 March 2015, hosted by the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra. »

ICMA Nomination List 2015 Is Available

  • 20/11/2014

The ICMA nomination list for 2015 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 2015 awards the Jury of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) has nominated 248 audio and video productions from 85 labels. With 17 nominations,  Harmonia Mundi is on the first place, followed by Deutsche Grammophon (15) and Decca (14).

The final result with the winners will be published January 20, 2015. The Award Ceremony and Gala concert will take place March 28 in Ankara, Turkey, with the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra conducted by Isin Metin.