Big Success For ICMA Gala Concert In San Sebastian

stage - icmaThe (ICMA) organized their Award Ceremony and Gala Concert last week, April 1, at the nearly sold out Kursaal in Sebastian, where an audience of 1500 applauded the winners.

The event was hosted by the Basque National Orchestra and San Sebastian Cultural Capital of Europe 2016. The Award Ceremony was presented by ICMA’s President , and awards were given to such artists as Dame Felicity Lott, , , , , Marc Lewon, & , , Berliner Philharmoniker, Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig, Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne, Harmonia Mundi, BIS CEO , , the label Genuin for the Edition and .

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After the Award Ceremony, the Gala concert took place at the Kursaal, with the Euskadi Symphony Orchestra being conducted by its Music Director . Young Artist of the Year, Pablo Ferrandez opened the concert with a ravishingly lyric and passionate 1st movement of Antonin Dvorak’s Cello Concerto. Discovery Award Winner amazed the audience with his brilliant and colorful performance of ’s Flute Concerto op. 107. Artist of the Year, was a very humoristic performer in a Solo by .

beautifully played excerpts of Krzysztof Penderecki’s Flute Concerto, a winner in the Contemporary Music category. And Dame Felicity Lott, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award, thrilled the huge audience with arias by .

, opened the second part of the Gala with ’s Sonata La , full of fantasy and numerous varying atmospheres. Representing , played the first movement of Marie Jäell’s Piano Concerto No 2. Is was a passionate and sumptuous reading of this marvelous work. The concert ended with a sparkling and energetic version of ’s Piano Concerto in G major where soloist Javier Perianes represented the Label of The Year, Harmonia Mundi.

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