ICMA Winner 2024

Jan 18, 2024 | Wencke Wallbaum News & Rezension ICMA Winner 2024

Statement of the jury:

"How a star is born? The collection "Herbert von Karajan - The Early Lucerne years" gives a possible answer, regarding one of the symbols of the art of conducting in the 20th century. The Internationale Musikfestwochen Luzern, later Lucerne Festival, gave in 1948 an opportunity to Herbert von Karajan. It was his first concert outside Germany, after the denazification process. His relation with the Swiss festival developed in time; these recordings made between 1952-1957, for the first time released on CD, show us a young, very talented and volcanic conductor, in beautiful remastered productions that are keeping the original live sentiment and energy. A true discovery!"

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 Award Ceremony and Gala Concert are scheduled to take place on 12 April 2024 at the Palau de la Musica Valencia (Spain).

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), IMZ (Austria), MDR Kultur (Germany), Musica (Italy), Musik & Theater (Switzerland), Opera (England), Papageno (Hungary), 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).