Esa-Pekka Salonen - "Artist of the Year"
30th March 2011
The ICMA are the preeminent awards for classical music on an international level. The Jury has selected the winners in 20 categories from a nomination list comprising over 500 CD and DVD productions and a wide range of artists and labels. The jury consists of professional music critics of the most important magazines, online services and radio stations: Crescendo (Belgium), Fono Forum (Germany), Gramofon (Hungary), IMZ (Austria), MDR-Figaro (Germany), Musica (Italy), Musik & Theater (Switzerland), Orpheus Radio (Russia), Pizzicato (Luxembourg), Resmusica.com (France), Scherzo (Spain) and Viva Classica (Finland).
The winners will receive the ICMA Trophies during the annual Award Ceremony, which will take place in Tampere, Finland on 6 April 2011. At a Gala Concert at Tampere Hall, Esa-Pekka Salonen will be conducting his composition Helix played by the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra. The concert will be broadcast by Finnish Radio and numerous other radio stations of the European Broadcasting Union's worldwide network.