2023 ICMA Nominees Announced
Two International Classical Music Award nominations for Linn recordings
Congratulations to Dunedin Consort and director John Butt who have won the 2022 Choral Album with their latest Linn recording, Bach: Ich habe genug. Cantatas BWV 32, 82 & 106. It comprises three of Bach’s finest cantatas which explore the timely themes of consolation and salvation. "As with all their releases, John Butt and the Dunedins approach the scores from a scholarly angle ... but it’s the heart rather than the head that informs their music-making."
Congratulations too to Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Camerata Bern, Sol Gabetta and Francisco Coll, whose album Plaisirs illuminés on Alpha Classics has won the 2022 Concerto Award. It features the world premiere recording of the double concerto for violin, cello and orchestra by the Spanish composer Francisco Coll (b. 1985): "Two threads run through this adventurous disc – the spirit of Béla Bartók and the Camerata Bern’s prowess – but the force of personality at the centre of it all comes from the violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja ... [an] extraordinary disc."