String players featured prominently among this year’s winners


ICMA Artist of the Year Renaud Capuçon © Simon Fowler

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The winners of the 2024 International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) have been announced, with string players featuring prominently in the list. The winners will receive their trophies at the ICMA Award Ceremony on 12 April at the Palau de la Musica in València, Spain.

French violinist Renaud Capuçon won the prestigious Artist of the Year award, lauded as ‘certainly one of the greatest living musicians’, while 15-year old Serbian violinist Lana Zorjan won the Discovery Award.

The award for the best Solo Instrument album went to Hilary Hahn for her album Eugène Ysaÿe: Six Sonatas for Violin Solo Op. 27. The best Chamber Music album award was won by German siblings violinist Christian Tetzlaff and cellist Tanja Tetzlaff with German pianist Lars Vogt for their Schubert album, the last trio recordings Vogt made before his untimely death in 2022. The Concerto category was won by German violinist Gottfried von der Goltz for his album Wolfgang A. Mozart: Violin Concertos Nos. 3-5 with the Freiburger Barockorcheste and Australian pianist Kristian Bezuidenhout.

A Special Achievement award was bestowed on Bruno Monsaingeon, a French filmmaker and violinist, for his work in bringing classical music to the screen.

This year’s jury comprised international music critics from media outlets Andante, Crescendo, Das Orchester, Deutsche Welle, IMZ, MDR Klassik, Musica, Musik & Theater, Opera, Papageno, Pizzicato, Polskie Radio Chopin, Radio 100,7, Radio Klassik Stephansdom, Radio Romania Muzical, Resmusica, Rondo Classic, Scherzo, and Unison.

View the full list of prize winners here.

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