Heartfelt congratulations to all ICMA Finalists, we are especially cheering for all IMZ Members among them!
In several rounds, the Jury of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) has chosen the releases competing in the finals for the awards 2018.
"Our list with a total of 357 nominations comprised many very good as well as outstanding recordings. Yet, the rules are way of cruel, since every member has to eliminate step by step all the releases but one", Jury President Remy Franck said.
We congratulate all IMZ Members among the ICMA Finalists:
Dvorak: Stabat Mater
E. Nakamura, E. Kulman, M. Spyres, J. Park, Prague Philharmonic Choir, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Jiri Belohlavek
Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande
C. Gerhaher, M. Kozena, B. Fink, F.-J. Selig, G. Finley
London Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle
Elgar: Cello Concerto – Martinu: Cello Concerto No. 1
S. Gabetta, Berliner Philharmoniker, S. Rattle, K.Urbanski
Beethoven: The Complete Symphonies
S. Saturova, M. Fujimura, C. Elsner, C. Gerhaher
MDR Rundfunkchor, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Mahler: Symphony No. 8
Ricarda Merbeth, Juliane Banse, Anna Lucia Richter, Sara Mingardo, Mihoko Fujimura, Andreas Schager, Peter Mattei, Samuel Youn
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Latvian Radio Choir, Orfeón Donostiarra, Tölzer Knabenchor
Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly
no finalists selected yet but IMZ Members Arthaus Musik and EuroArts are among the nominees.
The final result with the ICMA winners will be published on 18 January 2018.
The Award Ceremony and Gala concert will take place in Katowice, Poland, on 6 April, with the National Radio Symphony Orchestra of Poland conducted by Alexander Liebreich.
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