The IMCA-jury consisting of the representatives of 16 music journals of 14 countries selected 17 video and audio performances from the 321 candidate-recordings. The awards were conferred at Gewandhaus in Leipzig at the IMCA Award Ceremony on 1 April. 17 performances won in 15 categories, and in the category ‘Contemporary music’, the trumpet virtuoso, Gábor Boldoczki’s label Oriental Trumpet Concertos featuring the compositions of Krzysztof Penderecki, Fazil Say, Alexander Arutiunian and Aram Khachaturian was acknowledged with the prize. (For the complete list of winners, see the IMCA website at http://www.icma-info.com/winners-2017/). Commercial and business considerations do not play a part in the selection of the awardees. The chairman of the international jury was the editor-in-chief of the Luxemburg classical music magazine, Pizzicato, Remy Franck, while Hungary was represented in the jury by the magazine Gramofon - Klasszikus és Jazz.
Gábor Boldoczki (Photo: Marco Borggreve)
Not only is Gábor Boldoczki active as a lecturer at the Liszt Academy, but he is also a regular performer at the Concert Centre. His upcoming concert „Bohemian Rhapsody” is taking place in the Grand Hall of the Liszt Academy on 1 December 2017 in collaboration with PKF - Prague Philharmonia.