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Romanian Sebastian Androne, Composer Award at the ICMAs 2022.

Romanian composer Sebastian Androne-Nakanishi (Azuga, 1989) has been awarded the Composer Prize at the 2022 International Classical Music Awards (ICMA). In the ICMA press release, it is stated that he is “a true talent, mixing creativity and versatility both in contemporary music and also in soundtracks for cinema and theatre. ” It is also noted that he’s “a prizewinner of the some of the important international competitions dedicated to composers, including the International Film Music Competition in Zürich” in 2018, in which he had composed the soundtrack for the short film Happiness, by British director Steve Cutts.

Androne studied music composition in Romania, Great Britain and France and completed his doctorate in 2018 at the National University of Music in Bucharest.

The jury in charge of awarding the 26 ICMA prizes was composed of music critics working for various magazines and radio stations, such as Scherzo (Spain) Andante (Turkey), Crescendo (Belgium), Das Orchester and MDR-Klassik (Germany), Musical Life and Orpheus Radio (Russia) Musica (Italy), Musik & Theater (Switzerland), Opera (UK), Papageno (Hungary), Polskie Radio Chopin (Poland), Pizzicato and Radio 100,7 (Luxembourg), Radio Romania Muzical (Romania), Resmusica. com (France), Rondo Classic (Finland) and Unison (Croatia).

The winners will receive their trophies at the ICMA Awards Gala to be held at the Luxembourg Philharmonic on 21 April, an event which will include a concert featuring some of the winners.

© Photo downloaded from Sebastian Androne’s website.