• Winners 2020

Lucerne Symphony: Successful residency in Korea

  • 31/03/2019

Today the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra’s residency at the Tongyeong Festival in Korea came to an end. The orchestra had  a great success. Both symphonic concerts as well as a concert for children were sold out, and today’s chamber music concert was very well attended, the management says. Read More →

Lucerne Symphony in residence at the Tongyeong Music Festival

  • 29/03/2019

Today the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra is playing the opening concert at the Tongyeong International Music Festival in South Korea. The orchestra is in residence in Tongyeong where it plays two concerts in the sold-out concert hall of Tongyeong as well as children’s concerts. Conducted by Michael Sanderling the concerts features soloists Roman Trekel and Yeree Suh in the Brahms Requiem and Behzod Abduraimov in Rachmaninovs First Pianos Concert. The orchestra is also to perform works by Beethoven, Holliger and Yun. Read More →

ICMA and Luzerner Sinfonieorchester announce terrific program for the Gala Concert

  • 25/03/2019
ICMA and Luzerner Sinfonieorchester announce terrific program for the Gala Concert

KKL Lucerne

The International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) and the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester have announced the program of the ICMA Gala Concert which will take place on 10 May 2019 at the iconic KKL Luzern with eight soloists, one chamber duo and the orchestra conducted by American conductor Lawrence Foster as well as by the Finnish Maestro Leif Segerstam. The concert will feature pianists Nelson Freire (Lifetime Achievement Award), Javier Perianes (Artist of the Year), and Eva Gevorgyan (Discovery Award), bassoonist Matko Smolcic (Young Artist of theYear), soprano Albina Shagimuratova, violinists Chouchane Siranossian and Stephen Waarts, cellist Christoph Heesch as well as the Duo Tabea Zimmermann & Denes Varjon. Read More →

ICMA Discovery Award winner played in Yerevan

  • 13/03/2019
ICMA Discovery Award winner played in Yerevan

Eva Gevorgyan

ICMA Discovery Award winner Eva Gevorgyan recently played in Yerevan Armenia’s capital, where she performed Chopin’s Concerto No. 2 with the National Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Eduard Topchjan. The bill of the concert mentioned that she received the Discovery Award by ICMA. Read More →

Two ICMA winners met in Cleveland

  • 04/03/2019
Two ICMA winners met in Cleveland

Eva Gevorgyan & Javier Perianes

Javier Perianes, ICMA Artist of the year was in Cleveland last week, playing Ravel in G with The Cleveland Orchestra and François Xavier Roth. At the same time, ICMA Discovery Award winner Eva Gevorgyan was in Cleveland too, playing concerts for the Cleveland International Piano Competition, where she won First Prize in the Junior Division in 2018. Eva attended the Perianes concert and both ICMA winners met backstage.

Deutsche Welle joins ICMA Jury

  • 01/03/2019

International broadcaster Deutsche Welle has been admitted as Jury member into the Jury of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA). Deutsche Welle is represented in the Jury by Anastassia Boutsko, editor in DW’s music editorial department. Read More →

Three young musicians to play at the ICMA Ceremony in Lucerne

  • 28/02/2019
Three young musicians to play at the ICMA Ceremony in Lucerne

KKL Lucerne

At this year’s ICMA Award ceremony on May 10 in Lucerne, three musicians will musically enrich the event. Zofia Neugebauer and Andrea Cellacchi will perform the Sonatine for Flute and Bassoon by French composer Pierre Gabaye (1930-2000). Both are musicians of the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra. 15-year-old German cellist Philipp Schupelius will perform György Ligeti’s Sonata for cello solo. Read More →

ICMA President presented ICMA winners at Bad Ragaz Festival

  • 13/02/2019
ICMA President presented ICMA winners at Bad Ragaz Festival

Matko Smolcic & Remy Franck
(c) Andreas Domjanic

Several of ICMA’s 2019 winners have been performing at this year’s VP Bank Classic Festival (formerly Next Generation Festival) in Bad Ragaz, Switzerland. Remy Franck presented the 14-year-old ICMA Discovery Award winner Eva Gevorgyan who took part in a piano concert and also Young Artist 2019, Croatian bassoon player Matko Smolcic, who was scheduled for a nonet concert as well as for a baroque concert with the Ensemble Esperanza. The concert master of this ensemble, Chouchane Siranossian, is herself an ICMA winner, since she won with her Mendelssohn CD in the category Assorted programs. Read More →