The International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) are the successors of the MIDEM Classical Awards respectively the Cannes Classical Awards. The ICMA jury consists of professional music critics of important magazines, online services and radio stations: Andante (Turkey), Classic Radio (Finland), Crescendo (Belgium), Fono Forum (Germany), Gramofon (Hungary), IMZ (Austria), Kultura (Russia) MDR-Figaro (Germany), Musica (Italy), Musik & Theater (Switzerland), Opera (UK), Orpheus Radio (Russia), Pizzicato (Luxembourg), Radio 100,7 (Luxembourg), Resmusica.com (France), Rondo Classic (Finland) and Scherzo (Spain).
We are particularly happy about these nominations since they document the knowledgeable appreciation of our productions through the jury members!
The winners will be announced on January 20th 2015. The Gala Concert and Award Ceremony will be hosted by the the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra in Ankara, Turkey. The Gala Concert on March 28 will feature prominent ICMA winners together with the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra.
The following audite productions were nominated:
1) Category Chamber Music:
Ludwig van Beethoven: Complete String Quartets - Vol. 2
Quartetto di Cremona
Piano Trios by Rachmaninov (Trio élégiaque, No. 1) & Tchaikovsky (Op. 50)
2) Category Baroque vocal:
Ina Siedlaczek, Hamburger Ratsmusik
3) Category Historical Recordings:
Rafael Kubelik conducts Bartók: Bluebeard's Castle
LUCERNE FESTIVAL Historic Performances, Vol. IV
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Irmgard Seefried
Wilhelm Furtwängler conducts Beethoven's Symphony No. 9
LUCERNE FESTIVAL Historic Performances, Vol. VI
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Elisa Cavelti, Ernst Haefliger, Otto Edelmann
Philharmonia Orchestra, Luzerner Festwochenchor
Pilar Lorengar: A portrait in live and studio recordings from 1959-1962
Pilar Lorengar, Siegfried Behrend, Hertha Klust, Richard Klemm
Berliner Philharmoniker, RIAS-Orchester, RIAS Kammerchor, Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Ferdinand Liva, Fried Walter, Arthur Rother
The RIAS Amadeus Quartet Recordings, Vol. II: Schubert
The RIAS Amadeus Quartet Recordings, Vol. III: Mozart
Cecil Aronowitz, Heinrich Geuser
More information about the ICMA can be found here.