ICMA 2022 Winners Announced!

The International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) announced the winners of 26 awards for the 2022 edition - congratulations!

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"Our international and independent Jury has selected the winners from a nomination list comprising 377 productions and a wide range of artists and labels. Our winners are the expression of the highest artistry, and the list of awards shows that our jury is not content with a superficial evaluation of the music industry but performs a comprehensive and in-depth analysis. The winner list comprises many renowned as well as lesser-known and young musicians and no less than 17 labels!" said Remy Franck, President of the Jury.

The conductor Adam Fischer wins the Lifetime Achievement Award; clarinettist and conductor Martin Fröst are Artist of the Year. Italian violinists Gennaro Cardaropoli and Julian Kainrath are Young Artist of the Year resp. winners of the Discovery Award. Sebastian Androne wins the Composer Award. Château de Versailles Spectacles is Label of the Year. The Orchestra Award goes to Francisco Coll. Special Achievement Awards are granted to conductor Pierre Cao and pianist Michael Korstick. In the audio and video categories, 17 productions have been awarded.

The winners receive the ICMA trophies during the annual Award Ceremony that will take place at the Philharmonie in Luxembourg on 21 April. This evening will also include a Gala Concert with the participation of a number of the winners and the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Adam Fischer. The concert will be broadcast live by Luxembourg's public radio 100.7 and later by radio stations of the European Broadcasting Union’s worldwide network.

The International Classical Music Awards are the preeminent awards for classical music on an international level. The jury consists of professional music critics of the most important magazines, online services and radio stations: Andante (Turkey), Crescendo (Belgium), Das Orchester (Germany), Deutsche Welle (Germany), IMZ (Austria), MDR-Klassik (Germany), Musical Life (Russia), Musica (Italy), Musik & Theater (Switzerland), Opera (UK), Orpheus Radio (Russia), Papageno (Hungary), Pizzicato (Luxembourg), Polskie Radio Chopin (Poland), Radio 100,7 (Luxembourg), Radio Romania Muzical (Romania), (France), Scherzo (Spain), Rondo Classic (Finland), Unison (Croatia).

The IMZ congratulates all winners and is especially proud that the excellent productions of our valuable IMZ Members are among the awardees!

We are also pleased that the entire ICMA network came together this weekend to network + maintain this fruitful collaboration!



Emmanuel Tjeknavorian

ORF-Enterprise GmbH & Co KG

The film accompanies the young musician Emmanuel Tjeknavorian along his career path from a very personal and exclusive perspective.

Elektra by Richard Strauss

Auditorium Films

Opera in one act by Richard Strauss op.58, Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal after the tragedy by Sophocles + Coproduction with the Deutsche Oper am Rhein!

André Heller's House Concerts: Günther Groissböck

ORF-Enterprise GmbH & Co KG

In the private ambience of André Heller's apartment in Vienna, the world-renowned bass singer Günther Groissböck gives a concert of a special kind.

A New Fidelio to remember

Opus Arte

Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. This new production is conducted by Antonio Pappano.


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