Monday 11 February 2013

Audite is voted Label of the Year at International Classical Music Awards

Audite  have been voted Label of the Year by the jury at the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) . Audite also won the Baroque/Vocal category for their recording Polychoral Splendour, featuring music by Giovanni Gabrieli and Heinrich Schütz spectacularly recorded from the four galleries in the Abbey Church of Muri, Switzerland by Cappella Murensis  and the ensemble Les Cornets .

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, the Swiss Piano Trio, American clarinettist Arthur Campbell and violinist Judith Ingolffson, 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.

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