(c) Martin Hoffmeister

The Gala concert of the International Music Awards 2016 takes place today, 01 April, at the Kursaal in San Sebastian. The event is hosted by the Euskadi Orchestra (Basque National Orchestra) and Donostia 2016. The audience will experience two premieres. It is the first time that ICMA are able to present a world premiere performance, since the Artist of the Year, Christian Lindberg, has written a piece especially for this evening, The Tale of Kundraan.

The other innovation in the Gala concert is the presence of a very young soloist, since the Jury has this year given for the first time a Discovery Award for young musicians from 12 to 17, and this new adventure in collaboration with the International Music Academy of Liechtenstein, is inaugurated by a young Korean-Russian flutist, Nikolai Song.

Prior to the cocnert, the Award Ceremnony will take place, where some 20 trophies will be given to the weinners of ICMA 2016. The show will be presented by ICMA President Remy Franck.

Here is the program of the Gala Concert:

Orquesta de Euskadi, Basque National Orchestra, Jun Märkl

Antonin Dvorák: Cello Concerto, op. 104, B. 191 1. Allegro; Pablo Ferrández

Cécile Chaminade: Flute Concerto op. 107, Nikolai Song

Christian Lindberg: The Tale of Kundraan (World Premiere)

Krzysztof Penderecki: Flute Concerto II. All. con brio – Vivace – Andante recitativo; Lukasz Dlugosz

Jacques Offenbach: La Périchole: Ah! Quel diner je viens de faire; Dame Felicity Lott

Jacques Offenbach: La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein, Ah, que j’aime les militaires; Dame Felicity Lott

Arcangelo Corelli: Sonata La Follia; Michala Petri, Mahan Esfahani

Marie Jäell: Piano Concerto No 2, 1. Allegro; David Violi

Maurice Ravel: Piano Concerto G major; Javier Perianes

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