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
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.