On May15 this year’s International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) were awarded in Nantes/ France. The audite edition “Ferenc Fricsay conducts Béla Bartók – The Complete RIAS Recordings” (aud. 21.407) won the award in the category historic recordings. The winners were introduced and honoured with a festive award ceremony and a top-class gala concert.
As the successors of the MIDEM Classical Awards the ICMA has been firmly established in a short period of time. The jury consists exclusively out of professional critics for classical music from international media. This guarantees the high level and the independency of the ICMA. Both makes the ICMA the most important international music award, a similar concept on international level cannot befound elsewhere.
Thus we feel particularly honoured to receive the ICMA!
Currently the jury includes critics from Andante (Turkey), Crescendo (Belgium), FonoForum (Germany), Gramofon (Hungary), IMZ (Austria), MDR-Figaro (Germany), Musica (Italy), Musik & Theater (Switzerland), Orpheus Radio (Russia), Pizzicato (Luxembourg), radio 100,7 (Luxembourg), Resmusica.com (France), Scherzo (Spain) and Viva Classica (Finland).
Photo credits: ICMA/ Hoffmeister