Ensemble Diderot wins International Classical Music Award
The Jury of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) has announced the winners for 2021. Ensemble Diderot is among the impressive range of laureates and receives the prestigious prize for their Berlin Album.
“I am particularly happy that our jury does not only focus on long-established musicians, but also closely monitors a wide variety of labels, allowing the discovery of outstanding recordings by young artists. For us, only musical quality and integrity are important.” Remy Franck, ICMA President
Discover the winning album here
Adriana González wins Fondation Lagardère grant
On 16 March, the Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation awarded eleven grants to young talents who submitted original and innovative projects. Audax artist Adriana González received the grant for her next ambitious recording project with pianist Iñaki Encina Oyón which will be a complete recording of the songs by Isaac Albéniz.
Since 1990, the Fondation Jean-Luc Lagardère has awarded grants to young professionals under the age of 30 in the fields of culture and the media to help them realise their professional projects. More than just financial rewards, these grants are a springboard for the next stage of their careers.
Adriana González: "While Albéniz is considered one of the major composers of Spanish music, especially for his piano work, his vocal music remains largely unexplored. It is music of extraordinary harmonic and melodic richness. These 30 melodies offer a real journey through the life of Albéniz and a remarkable panorama of the evolution of his style. Albéniz's cosmopolitan life is also mine and I want to invest myself fully in knowing and disseminating his work."
Audax Records is proud to accompany Adriana and Iñaki in their exciting new project.
Discover our cities series
“A plaudit-garnering series that throws fresh angles on
periods we thought we all knew.” GRAMOPHONE
Ensemble Diderot prides itself on its pioneering exploration of the Baroque trio sonata repertoire, carrying out extensive research in libraries across Europe to unearth and study significant but previously unknown Baroque works. In particular with their award-winning ‘Cities’ series, the four musicians are dedicated to shining new light on the rich music-making of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, providing historical and musicological insights into how music travelled and developed across major European cities at the time.
The first four albums of the series present important repertoire cornerstones alongside hidden gems from the earliest French and English trio sonatas through to late baroque and gallant music from Germany. A fascinating new cartography of baroque Europe as well as a plea for open borders and artistic exchange.
We at Audax love baroque music and our artists are always especially happy when they see kids in their concerts. That's why we have crafted an innovative colouring book in four languages with which children can delve into the exciting music of the baroque period and interact with it in a creative way. The accompanying CD provides a fun playlist. Let your kids rock out to Bach, Handel and Montanari while they discover castles, wigs and baroque instruments.