On June 27, this year's ICMAs were awarded in Vaduz and numerous prize winners were presented in a top-class gala concert with the Lichtenstein Symphony Orchestra (SOL) under Yaron Traub. Also audite was again honored with an International Classical Music Award (ICMA): The jury's choice in the category "Chamber Music" was the production Fantasque with Franziska Pietsch (violin) and Josu De Solaun (piano). As Josu De Solaun was unfortunately unable to attend the event, Franziska Pietsch performed as soloist with the orchestra. She shone in Ravel's "Tzigane" and once again proved her outstanding musical and technical abilities.
Statement of the jury: "From La Belle Époque to the years of World War II, the violin sonatas on this CD reflect the moods and whims of fast-changing times. Franziska Pietsch and Josu de Solaun explore the under currents of Fauré's bitter-sweet romanticism, let Ravel's colours sparkle, and enjoy their ride through Poulenc's frenzy. They bring a fresh sense of boldness and eloquence to well-known pieces."
After numerous enthusiastic reviews and awards from the international press, the production receives with the ICMA now one of the most important awards of the international music scene. We are very happy about this recognition!
The members of the ICMA jury are without exception professional music critics of important magazines, online services and radio stations: Andante (Turkey), Crescendo (Belgium), das Orchester (Germany), Deutsche Welle (Germany), Gramofon (Hungary), IMZ (Austria), MDR Kultur (Germany), Musica (Italy), Musical Life (Russland), Musik& Theater (Switzerland), Opera (UK), Orpheus Radio (Russia), Pizzicato (Luxembourg), Polskie Radio Chopin (Poland), Radio 100,7 (Luxembourg), Radio România Muzical (Romania), Resmusica.com (France), Rondo Classic (Finland), Scherzo (Spain), and Unison (Croatia).