“Dances to a Black Pipe”, Concerto disc of the year by ICMA!

Martin Fröst and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, whose imaginative disc Dances to a Black Pipe has been named Concerto Disc of the year by the International Classical Music Awards, ICMA. The programme of the disc takes in composers as diverse as Copland, Brahms, Piazzolla and Anders Hillborg – a wide-ranging selection of works which are all related to dance. Fröst chose to record these pieces with the incomparable Australian Chamber Orchestra, described by the Washington Post as combining ‘the energy and vibe of a rock band with the ability of a crack classical chamber group.’

The ICMA awards ceremony will be held in Milan, Italy, on 18 March, an event which also includes a gala concert broadcast through the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).