Press release 29 Mar 2011
The 2011 International Classical Music Award winners have
been published. The awards will be handed out on April 6th at
Tampere Hall, with a number of the award-winning soloists joining the Tampere
Philharmonic Orchestra for a special gala concert the same evening. ICMA Artist of the Year Esa-Pekka Salonen
will conduct his composition Helix for Orchestra in this concert.
Principal Conductor Hannu Lintu will conduct the
other works on the concert programme.
features a range of international guest soloists: pianists Menahem
Pressler, David Kadouch and Philip Edward
Fisher, violinist Lena Neudauer and Finnish pianist Folke
Achievement Award winner Menahem Pressler will play movements of Mozart’s Piano
Concerto No. 17. Frenchman and ICMA Young Artist of the Year David Kadouch will
perform movements of Felix Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 2, and Philip
Edward Fisher will be presenting Sergei Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 1.
German violinist Lena Neudauer’s award-winning playing will be heard on Robert
Schumann’s Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra, op. 131.
Folke Gräsbeck will
perform movements of Sibelius’s Piano Quintet, arranged for piano and string
orchestra by the Tampere Philharmonic’s Composer-in-Residence Jouni
Kaipainen. Gräsbeck made a central
contribution on piano to BIS’s The Sibelius Edition, winner of the ICMA Special
The ICMA Gala Concert is
held in the Main Auditorium of Tampere Hall on Wed April 6th at 8 pm,
broadcast live on the radio by YLE and syndicated in Europe through EBU. The
ICMA Gala Concert is a joint production by ICMA, Viva Classica and the Tampere
Philharmonic Orchestra. Tickets 21/15/10 € at the Tampere Hall Box Office and
ICMA on the move
The ICMAs will be handed out in a private ceremony prior to
the public gala concert. The award winners have been picked out of a selection
of over 500 classical music CDs and DVDs released last year. The awards are
given out in 14 categories. Representing Finland in the jury comprising
representatives of European music magazines and media companies is Aarno
Cronvall, Programme Director of the classical music Internet radio Viva
Classica and a former member of the MIDEM Classical Awards jury.
This is the first year the ICMAs are given out. Created last
year, the award replaces the MIDEM Classical Award (previously the Cannes Classical
Award). The awards gala will continue to be hosted in a different European
venue each year.
Full list of the 2011 ICMA awards and winners:
» ICMA - International Classical Music Awards 2011
» Concert program
» Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
further information please contact:
Maritta Hirvonen, tel. 03 243 4404, 050 582 4174, maritta.hirvonen[at]tampere.fi
Manager Outi Viitasalo, tel. 03
243 4406, 050 388 7144, outi.viitasalo[at]tampere.fi
Programme Director Aarno Cronvall, tel. 040 5282722,