On April 1st this year's International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) were awarded in San Sebastián (Spain). The audite production Edition LUCERNE FESTIVAL Historic Performances Vol. VIII won the award in the category Historical Recording. The winners were introduced and honoured with a festive award ceremony and a top-class gala concert.
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 be found elsewhere.
Thus we feel particularly honoured to receive the ICMA!
The statement of the Jury:
"This recording is an important and exceptionally beautiful piece of documentation in the history of the Lucerne Festival. Both the Hungarian and the American pianists play with great sensitivity and maximum respect towards the intentions of the composers. The performances are characterized by extreme concentration, humility and lyricism."
The ICMA jury consists of professional music critics of important magazines, online services and radio stations: Andante (Turkey), Crescendo (Belgium), Fono Forum (Germany), Gramofon (Hungary), HRT (Croatia), 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).
ICMA winners & jury
Serhan Bali (Andante / ICMA), Sabine Wiedemann (audite)
Remy Franck (pizzicato / ICMA president), Sabine Wiedemann (audite)
Michael Haefliger (director LUCERNE FESTIVAL)
(photo credit: Juantxo Egana)