Interviews & Portraits

Johannes Pramsohler, ICMA laureate, at the head of the Audax label

This year, Johannes Pramsohler and his Ensemble Diderot are winners of the International Classical Music Awards in the category "Baroque instrumental". On this occasion, we talked to the violinist about ...

The chief conductor Ivan Repušić, ICMA winner with Kuljerics Requiem: « It was very emotional »

The CD with the performances of the Croatian Glagolitic Requiem by Igor Kuljeric and the Hymn to Freedom by Jakov Gotovac, released by BR Klassik, won the prestigious International Classical ...

ICMA winner the pianist Josu de Solaun: « During this period any good news has a special meaning »

Among the winners of the International Classical Music Awards 2021 is the CD Fantasque produced by Audite and played by the violinist Franziska Pietsch and the pianist Josu de Solaun. ...

Boian Videnoff, the conductor who digitalises sheet music

Conductor Boian Videnoff is the Artistic and General Director of the Mannheimer Philharmoniker and the founder of the start-up Enote, a new sheet music app. To better understand what is ...

Joseph Moog, a pianist fascinated by Franz Liszt

Joseph Moog, a young pianist but already a double winner of the International Classical Music Awards, recently released a disc devoted entirely to the work of Franz Liszt. On this ...

Raphaela Gromes on the discovery of a Strauss score

Raphaela Gromes and Julian Riem have recently released a very special disc devoted to Richard Strauss' compositions, including the premiere recording for the first version of his Cello Sonata. On this ...

For the composer Craig Shepard, the music is in the street

Craig Shepard is the « maître d’œuvre » for two events that are part of the Festival d’Automne : ‘ON FOOT: Aubervilliers’, 24 daily silent walks in the city’, and ‘TRUMPET CITY: ...

Interview with Leif Ove Andsnes

The pianist Leif Ove Andsnes is one of the most creative musicians of his generation; each of his recordings is a significant event. We met him in Stockholm to discuss ...

Brad Lubman, the taste of the unexplored

He is one of the leading conductors of modern music in the world. He premiered a huge ensemble of pieces from Helmut Lachenmann, to Steve Reich, Régis Campo or Hilda ...

Stella Chen, First Prize at the 2019 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition

Stella Chen is the beaming young musician who has just been awarded the First Prize of the prestigious Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition, violin 2019. She delighted us with her ...

The pianist Eva Gevorgyan, Discovery Award of the ICMA

Young Russian pianist Eva Gevorgyan has already played on many prestigious stages. A student of the Central Music School in Moscow and a scholarship holder of the International Music Academy ...

Outhere Chairman Charles Andriaenssen : « I am cautiously optimistic »

This year, the record label Alpha is Label of the Year of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA). Alpha belongs to Belgian music group Outhere (Alpha, Ricercar, Fuga Libera, Ramée, ...

Samuel Hasselhorn, First Prize at Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition 2018

Samuel Hasselhorn has just been awarded First Prize at the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition, Voice, 2018. The 27-year-old German baritone graduated from the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien ...

Florence Bolton, dreamy baroque

Since its foundation in 2004, the baroque ensemble La Rêveuse has recorded a wide repertoire of both instrumental and vocal music, not only from France, but also from England and ...

Beethoven Year for the pianist Pavel Kolesnikov

Since becoming Prize Laureate of the Honens Prize for Piano in 2012, Kolesnikov has performed around the world. He is undertaking UK and European tours with the Czech National Symphony ...

Denise Fedeli : « The Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana is ready for new challenges »

In the category DVD Performance, this year’s prize of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) has been awarded to Rileggendo Brahms with the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana conducted by Markus ...

The fascinating Michał Gondko, an accomplished lutenist

Having spent the last 18 years on the activities of the La Morra ensemble, the Polish lutenist Michał Gondko is becoming a sought-after soloist. Particularly seduced by the polyphonic art ...

Chouchane Siranossian, double violonist

In 2017, French violinist Chouchane Siranossian is a double Award winner of ICMA (International Classical Music Awards), for her CD L’ange et le diable with Jos van Immerseel and as ...

Tamsin Waley-Cohen, an adventurous violinist

Tamsin Waley-Cohen was the only British nominee for 2016's European Concert Hall Organisation's (ECHO) Rising Stars recital tour, which coincide with her latest disc : a CD of violin concertos ...

Robert von Bahr : The Man With The Pram … And 2.300 Recordings

The Swedish label BIS is Label of the Year of the International Classical Music Awards. Known for the quality of sound and music, for a substantial catalogue of more than ...

Polish flutist Łukasz Długosz, ICMA winner 2016

Polish flutist Łukasz Długosz was among the musicians having recorded a Concerto disc with compositions by Krzysztof Penderecki for Dux. This disc won in the category Contemporary music of the ...

Benjamin Appl, baritone

German baritone and "BBC  New  Generation  Artist",  Benjamin  Appl  begins  his "Rising  Stars" tour through the  European concert in October. In January he was in Paris for a concert bringing a ...

James Feddeck, conductor

"There is no replacement for reaching out and taking time to create lifelong connections to the arts." Winner of the Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award in 2013, James Feddeck has held ...

Anna Vinnitskaya, pianist

“With Koroliov, it was not just how to become a pianist, it was just about music” In 2007, Anna Vinnitskaya won first prize in the Queen Elisabeth Competition at the age ...

Piotr Beczala, the Polish tenor with a French connection

Piotr Beczala is Werther this month on the Bastille stage, one of his signature role. Interview with a true promoter of the French romantic opera, who is not in need of ...

Homecoming: Susanna Mälkki, Chief Conductor Designate of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

"The most essential thing is to keep the musical standards very high" ResMusica: You began your professional career as one of the principal cellists of the Gothenburg Symphony--one of the top ...

Tribute to Henri Dutilleux by the French conductor Pascal Rophé and the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire (ONPL)

In  2016, music lovers and all music business are going to celebrate the 100th anniversary of one of the greatest French composers : Henri Dutilleux (1916-2013). The Orchestre national des Pays de ...

Leonard Slatkin, from Detroit to Lyon

"I'm not into maintenance. I'm into forward thinking." Leonard Slatkin is currently Music Director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre National de Lyon, having previously held positions with the ...

New Festival In Katowice: Kultura Natura

ICMA’s partner for the 2018 Award Ceremony, the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra presents a new festival, Katowice Kultura Natura which will run from the 15th until the 24th of ...

Alan Gilbert, maestro for the 21st century

Alan Gilbert, music director of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, will be on tour in Europe in late April. As usual, he will conduct unconventional programs, from Ravel to a ...