The 2023 International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) has recognized China’s Kuke Music in two categories.
The coveted awards were given in the categories of Solo Instrument and Video Opera. Kuke Music is known for its best in class learning platform for classical music. The Kuke catalog consists of over 3 million audio and video music tracks.
Naxos Records, Kuke’s long-term global strategic partner, won Label of the Year. Famed pianist Alessandro Marangoni, who has various recordings with Naxos, received this year’s Special Achievement Award for his monumental cycle of Gioachino Rossini’s complete 14-volume Péchés de vieillesse, recorded on 13 albums.
ICMA represents the benchmark for high quality recordings, and the recognition of the value of the recording catalog. Its jury consists of music professionals from the industry’s most influential specialist publications and broadcasters, such as Andante, Crescendo, Pizzicato, Scherzo, Deutsche Welle (DW), MDR Klassik, among others. Winners for 2023 were chosen from a total of 391 nominations.
Kuke Racks Up The Accolades
One of Kuke Music’s distribution labels also won a 2023 Grammy Awards for Best Choral Performance. And 7 other recordings from 4 labels in Kuke’s extensive catalog have been nominated for 2023’s BBC Music Magazine Awards in multiple categories.
Mr. He Yu, Chief Executive Officer of Kuke Music Holding Limited, commented, “We congratulate our partners, labels and their artists on what is turning out to be a truly record awards season. We are proud of our team’s achievements, as these prestigious awards serve as a further validation of the high quality catalog we have built. As success breeds more success, we will look to leverage the power and instant recognition of these honors for the artists we license as a springboard to further enhance our leadership position and the excellence of our high quality classical music catalog, which ultimately builds value for our company and all shareholders.”
Well done Kuke, the future certainly looks bright for further growth.