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18.01.2018


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ICMA 2018 - The Winners
 
For the International Classical Music Awards 2018, the ICMA Jury has once more selected musicians and organizations that have distinguished themselves through outstanding achievements. The independent and international jury has also chosen their favourites from 357 nominated audio and video releases.
Jury President Remy Franck said: "Running for eight years, ICMA has become a huge annual celebration and a widely respected benchmark for musical excellence. One of the reasons of this recognition is that our Jury is not influenced by any kind of lobbying during the process of picking the winners. To start our votes, we again had a strong nomination list, and our goal was to only pick the best out of the best. Each year, the Jury identifies the highest standards, and the musicians honoured in 2018 are testament to the worlds thriving and vibrant music community."

Herbert von Karajan's favourite baritone, José van Dam, receives the Lifetime Achievement Award, Manfred Honeck, Music Director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, is ICMA's Artist of the Year. The Young Artist of the Year Award goes to the outstanding Luxembourgian-Austrian percussionist Christoph Sietzen. With the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra hosting the Award Ceremony and the Gala Concert on April 6 in Katowice, the ICMA Jury paid special attention to the Polish music life and awarded an Outstanding Young Polish Artist Award to pianist Szymon Nehring. The winner of the Discovery Award, which ICMA organizes in collaboration with the International Music Academy of Liechtenstein, is the sixteen-year-old Chinese flutist Yu Yuan.

Alpha is Label of the Year, and among the other winners are the Krzysztof Penderecki Centre Luslawice, the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, and Melodiya for its Anthology of Russian Symphonic Music.

Among the audio and video awards, the recipients are Capella de Ministrers, Stefan Temmingh, Philippe Jaroussky, Véronique Gens, Lukasz Borowicz, Krystian Zimerman, Quartetto di Cremona, Sol Gabetta, Cornelius Meister, Alexander Liebreich, Hannu Lintu, Herbert Blomstedt and Markus Poschner.

The ICMA Jury is looking forward to welcoming the winners at the Award Ceremony and Gala Concert on April 6 at the magnificent concert hall of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, conducted by Alexander Liebreich.
 


International Classical Music Awards 2018

SPECIAL AWARDS

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
José van Dam
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Manfred Honeck
YOUNG ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Christoph Sietzen
OUTSTANDING YOUNG POLISH ARTIST
Szymon Nehring
DISCOVERY AWARD
Yuan Yu
LABEL OF THE YEAR
Alpha
SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Krzysztof Penderecki Center Luslawice
SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice
SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Melodiya: Anthology of Russian Symphonic Music
 
AUDIO & VIDEO CATEGORIES

EARLY MUSIC
Quattrocento - Musica y danza de la Corona de Aragon en Napoles
Capella de Ministrers, Carles Magraner
Capella de Ministrers
CDM 1742
 
BAROQUE INSTRUMENTAL
Vivaldi: The Concertos for Recorder
Stefan Temmingh, Capricornus Consort Basel
Accent
ACC24332
 
BAROQUE VOCAL
The Händel Album
Philippe Jaroussky, Artaserse
Erato
190295774455
 
VOCAL RECITAL
Visions
Bizet - Bruneau - David - Février - Franck - Godard - Halévy - Massenet - Niedermeyer - Saint-Saëns
Véronique Gens, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Hervé Niquet
Alpha
279
 
CHORAL
Felix Nowowiejski: Quo vadis
Wioletta Chodowicz, Wojtek Gierlach, Robert Gierlach, Slawomir Kaminski
Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Choir, Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra
Lukasz Borowicz
cpo
5550892
 
OPERA
Camille Saint-Saëns: Proserpine
Veronique Gens, Marie-Adeline Henry, Frédéric Antoun, Andrew Foster-Williams
Jean Teitgen
Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Flemish Radio Choir
Ulf Schirmer
Ediciones Singulares
ES1027
 
 
SOLO INSTRUMENT
Franz Schubert: Piano Sonatas D 959 & D 960
Krystian Zimerman
Deutsche Grammophon
4797588
 
CHAMBER MUSIC
Ludwig van Beethoven: Complete String Quartets Vol. VII & VIII
Beethoven: Quartets op. 18/2 & op. 59/3 - op. 18/3 & op. 74
Quartetto di Cremona
Audite
92.689 + 92.688
 
CONCERTOS
Elgar: Cello Concerto - Martinu: Cello Concerto No. 1
Sol Gabetta
Berliner Philharmoniker
Simon Rattle, Krzysztof Urbanski
Sony Classical
88985350792
 
SYMPHONIC
Bohuslav Martinu: The Symphonies
ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Cornelius Meister
Capriccio
C5320
 
CONTEMPORARY
Tigran Mansurian: Requiem
Anja Petersen, Andrew Redmond
RIAS Kammerchor Berlin, Münchener Kammerorchester
Alexander Liebreich
ECM
4814101
 
ASSORTED PROGRAMS
Jean Sibelius: Tapiola - En Saga - 8 Songs (Orch. Aulis Sallinen)
Anne-Sofie von Otter
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Hannu Lintu
Ondine
ODE12895
 
BEST COLLECTION
Beethoven: The Complete Symphonies
Simona Saturova, Mihoko Fujimura, Christian Elsner, Christian Gerhaher
MDR Rundfunkchor, GewandhausChor & GewandhausKinderchor, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Herbert Blomstedt
Accentus Music
ACC80322
 
HISTORICAL
Svjatoslav Richter plays Schubert
Live in Moscow, 1949-1963
Svjatoslav Richter
Profil
PH17005
 
DVD PERFORMANCE
Rereading Brahms
Brahms: The Symphonies
Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana
Markus Poschner
Sony Classical
88985388869
 
DVD DOCUMENTARIES
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