‘das Orchester’ becomes a Jury Member of ICMA

  • 22/02/2016

The German music magazine ‘das Orchester’ has joined the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) as Jury Member. Published since 1953 eleven times a year by Schott Music in Mainz, ‘das Orchester’ reaches out into 45 countries with features about orchestral activities of all kind, festivals, world premiere performances, competitions and reviews of books, scores, CDs and DVDs. Read More →

Nikolai Song Honoured At Next Generation Festival Bad Ragaz

  • 19/02/2016
Nikolai Song Honoured At Next Generation Festival Bad Ragaz

Nikolai Song & Remy Franck
(c) Christine Kocher

The 13 years old flutist Nikolai Song, winner of the first ICMA Discovery Award, was honoured by ICMA President Remy Franck at the Next Generation Festival in Bad Ragaz, Switzerland, where the young musician performed during two concerts. Read More →

Next Generation Festival Bad Ragaz Announces 25% Increase In Ticket Sales

  • 19/02/2016
Next Generation Festival Bad Ragaz Announces 25% Increase In Ticket Sales

Ensemble Esperanza
(c) Christine Kocher

The Next Generation Festival organized at the Grand Resort in Bad Ragaz, Switzerland, is ending tonight with performances by the vocal sextet Sjaella and the Ensemble Esperanza, a chamber orchestra created in 2015 by the International Music Academy in Liechtenstein. The sixth edition of Next Generation registered a significantly growing number of visitors. For the 14 concerts, Intendant Drazen Domjanic announced a total increase of 25%. The ICMA Jury held its General Assembly during the festival.

A Very Fit ICMA Jury Met At The Grand Resort In Bad Ragaz

  • 15/02/2016
A Very Fit ICMA Jury Met At The Grand Resort In Bad Ragaz

ICMA Jury members in Bad Ragfaz

The Jury of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) held its General Assembly this weekend during the Next Generation Festival at the Grand Resort in Bad Ragaz, Switzerland. The Jury decided upon the Special Awards for the coming years and took important steps in order to get stronger promotion possibilities for young artists. Read More →

Yury Revich To Play A Strad from 1709

  • 09/02/2016

ICMA Young Artist of the Year 2015 communicated today: « And finally it’s official: My new friend and a partner in crime is the golden period Stradivari 1709. » The precious instrument is on a loan by the Goh Family Foundation. A great opportunity for the extremely talented young musician.

ICMA To Have Annual Meeting At Grand Resort Bad Ragaz

  • 07/02/2016

At the invitation of the Festival Next Generation, the Jury of the International Classical Music Awards will have its annual General Assembly, February 12-15, at one of Europe’s Leading Wellbeing & Medical Health Resorts, the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, Switzerland. Read More →

Yury Revich Played In Luxembourg

  • 04/02/2016
Yury Revich Played In Luxembourg

Yury Revich (r.), Sabine Weyer and ICMA President Remy Franck
(c) ICMA/Nicole Junio

Together with the Luxembourgish pianist Sabine Weyer, ICMA Artist of the Year 2015, Yury Revich, gave a stunning recital at Ettelbrucks’ Cape in Luxembourg, on February 3. The musicians began their demanding program with a passionate reading of Robert Schumann’s Violin Sonata op. 105, followed by a full-bodied Richard Strauss Sonata. A glittering account of Ravel’s Second Sonata, sensitively played Debussy preludes and a hot-blooded Tzigane got rave applause from the audience. The concert was attended by ICMA President Remy Franck.

Liebreich setzt ‘Kultura Natura’ unter das Motto der Spiritualität

  • 26/01/2016
Liebreich setzt ‘Kultura Natura’ unter das Motto der Spiritualität

Alexander Liebreich
(c) Bruno Fidrych

Alexander Liebreich, seit 2012 und jetzt bis 2019 verlängerter Chefdirigent und Künstlerischer Leiter des Nationalen Sinfonieorchester des Polnischen Rundfunks (NOSPR) in Katowice, hat jetzt erste Informationen zu der Edition 2016 des von ihm geleiteten Festivals Kultura Natura bekannt gegeben. Es steht unter dem Motto Spiritualität und findet vom 13.-22. Mai statt. Read More →

ICMA 2016 – The winners

  • 20/01/2016

The Jury of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) announced today the Awards for 2016. Soprano Dame Felicity Lott is honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Composer, trombonist and conductor Christian Lindberg is Artist of the Year, cellist Pablo Ferrandez Young Artist of the Year. For the first time the new Discovery Award for musicians from 12 to 18 is awarded to flutist Nikolai Song, born in 2002, of Korean-Russian parentage. Read More →

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