www.audite.de/en/ensemble/69-cappella_murensis_choir.html and the ensemble Les Cornets Noirs. www.lescornetsnoirs.com www.audite.de/en/product/SACD/92652 .
The artists featured on this CD, Les Cornets Noirs, will perform at a Gala Concert at the Auditorium during the evening of the awards ceremony along with another Audite artist, clarinettist Laura Ruiz Ferreres who has recorded Brahms Complete Chamber Music for Clarinet (audite. 91.662).
The Awards Ceremony will be taking place this year in Milan, Italy, on 18th March when Audite and other winners will receive their ICMA Trophies. The orchestra for the evening Gala Concert will be the Orchestra LaVerdi, conducted by Principal Conductor John Axelrod. Through the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the concert will be available to radio stations all over the world.
The ICMA are the successors of the MIDEM Classical Awards and the only independent, international awards for classical music. Altogether nine Audite productions were nominated for the ICMA 2013; among them the new productions with the Mandelring Quartet www.mandelringquartett.de, the Swiss Piano Trio www.schweizer-klaviertrio.ch, American clarinettist Arthur Campbell www.arthurcampbell.net and violinist Judith Ingolffson www.judithingolfsson.com, and the historic releases Otto Klemperer: The RIAS Bach Cantatas Project and the Second Viennese School Project.
I have enthusiastically reviewed many of these nominated recordings including the Mandelring Quartet’s on-going Mendelssohn complete Chamber Music for Strings, The Swiss Piano Trio’s recordings of Mendelssohn Piano Trios and Piano Trios by Robert & Clara Schumann, and the historic recordings of the Second Viennese School Project.