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ICMA celebrate 10 years of discovering musical excellence, unveil 10-year logo

  • 29/01/2020

The International Classical Music Awards are celebrating this year their 10th anniversary. ICMA was created in 2010 as the successor of the MIDEM Classical Awards, formerly Cannes Classical Awards. The Award ceremony and Gala Concert scheduled for the 30th of April 2020 in Seville and hosted by the Royal Symphony Orchestra of Seville will be the tenth in a row. Read More →

Elisabeth Leonskaja: It’s an endless road

  • 28/01/2020
Elisabeth Leonskaja: It’s an endless road

Elisabeth Leonskaja
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Elisabeth Leonskaja has been awarded the ICMA Lifetime Achievement Award. Jury member Radio Romania Muzical has published an interview with the pianist, in which she is talking about her career. Read More →

The ICMA winners 2020 are published

  • 21/01/2020

The Jury of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) today announced the Awards for 2020 which mark the tenth anniversary of this prestigious musical recognition. Austrian-Russian pianist Elisabeth Leonskaja is honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Latvian soprano Marina Rebeka is Artist of the Year, Italian cellist Erica Piccotti is Young Artist of the Year. The Discovery Award is awarded to 16-year-old German cellist Philipp Schupelius. Read More →

ICMA Jury met in Zagreb and Rijeka

  • 20/01/2020

On invitation by Unison, the Croatian Music Alliance, the Jury members of the International Classical Music Awards met last weekend (17-20 January) in Zagreb and Rijeka for their General Assembly. Read More →

Discovery Award Gewinner Robert Neumann debütiert mit dem SWR Symphonieorchester

  • 15/01/2020
Discovery Award Gewinner Robert Neumann debütiert mit dem SWR Symphonieorchester

Robert Neumann

Der 18-jährige Pianist Robert Neumann, Gewinner des Discovery Award der ICMA im Jahre 2017, seit 2018 SWR2 New Talent, gibt am 29. Januar sein Debüt mit dem SWR Symphonieorchester Stuttgart unter der Leitung von Kerem Hasan, Gewinner des Young Conductors Award der Salzburger Festspiele. Neumann spielt bei diesem Konzert, sowie beim Abendkonzert am 31. Januar in der Stuttgarter Liederhalle Rachmaninows Rhapsodie über ein Thema von Paganini für Klavier und Orchester op. 43. Das Konzert vom 31. Januar wird ab 20:00 live auf SWR2 übertragen.

Hochschullehrende beraten über Kultur der Lehre

  • 15/01/2020

Auf Initiative von Drazen Domjanic, dem Leiter der Internationalen Musikakademie in Liechtenstein und Reinhart von Gutzeit, ehemaliger Rektor der Bruckner Privatuniversität in Linz und des Mozarteums in Salzburg, hat sich ein internationaler Arbeitskreis für Hochschullehrende gebildet, zu dem sich die Musik Akademie Basel, die Hochschule für Musik und Theater München, die Universität Mozarteum Salzburg und die Musikakademie in Liechtenstein verbunden haben. ‘Neue Impulse für die Kultur der Lehre und das Hochschulleben’ ist das Thema, mit dem sich die Mitglieder des Arbeitskreises befassen. Read More →

ICMA General Assembly to take place in Rijeka, European Capital of Culture

  • 31/12/2019
ICMA General Assembly to take place in Rijeka, European Capital of Culture

Croatian National Theatre in Rijeka

In 2020, during the Croatian EU Presidency, Rijeka will be European Capital of Culture. One of the first events to take place ahead of the official program is the General Assembly of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA). The Jury members from 16 countries will meet from 17-20 January in the Croatian City. The meeting is organized by Unison – Croatian Music Alliance. Read More →

ICMA 2020: The finalists

  • 16/12/2019

In three rounds, the Jury of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) has chosen the releases competing in the finals for the awards 2020. « Our initial list with a total of 390 nominations comprised many very good as well as outstanding recordings. This long list has been reduced to three releases per category, our finalists for 2020 », Jury President Remy Franck said. « Inevitably, many excellent productions have been eliminated. The jury members tirelessly make it a duty of honor to select the very best among the best recordings. The task is definitely demanding and requires sometimes painful choices. But the eliminated recordings are still nominations and our nominations are undeniably a real recognition. » Read More →