ICMA Annual Prize for Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings

18 Jan 2022

In 2022, for the third year in a row, the jury of the ICMA – the International Classical Music Awards – will award one of its annual prizes for a release on the orchestra’s own label, Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings. As part of the “Audio Awards”, the annual prize in the “Concertos”  category goes to the most recently released multimedia edition of the Berliner Philharmoniker with Frank Peter Zimmermann. The recording presents the orchestra’s long-time musical companion as the soloist in the violin concertos by Ludwig van Beethoven, Alban Berg and Béla Bartók under the  direction of Daniel Harding, chief conductor Kirill Petrenko and Alan Gilbert. It was released at the end of September last year and has since received the highest praise from the music press

“Zimmermann’s warm and richly shaded tone oscillates between highest subtlety, introversion and powerful expression. His multifaceted craftsmanship forms a perfect complement to the organic and colour-saturated sound of the renowned orchestra”, reads the jury statement of the ICMA.

The awards will be presented on 21 April 2022 at an Award Ceremony followed by a gala concert with selected award winners at the Philharmonie in Luxembourg. The jury of the ICMA – International Classical Music Awards consists of the editors-in-chief of important specialist media and institutions throughout Europe, such as Andante (Turkey), Crescendo (Belgium), Das Orchester (Germany), Deutsche Welle (Germany), IMZ (Austria), MDR Klassik (Germany), Musica (Italy), Musical Life (Russia), Musik & Theater (Switzerland), Opera (UK), Orpheus Radio (Russia),  Papageno (Hungary), Pizzicato (Luxembourg), Polish Radio Chopin (Poland), Radio 100,7 (Luxembourg), Radio Romania Muzical (Romania), ResMusica (France), RONDO Classic (Finland), Scherzo (Spain) and Unison (Croatia).

Violin Concertos by Beethoven, Berg and Bartók with Frank Peter Zimmermann