Romanian Sebastian Androne received the Composer Award at this year’s International Classical Music Awards.
The prizes “reward creativity, imagination in the choice of repertoire and artistic excellence”. They were awarded by a jury composed of music critics working for various magazines and radio stations, including Andante (Turkey), Crescendo (Belgium), Das Orchester (Germany), MDR-Klassik (Germany), Musical Life (Russia), Musica (Italy), Musik & Theater (Switzerland), Opera (United Kingdom), Orpheus Radio (Russia), Papageno (Hungary), Pizzicato (Luxembourg), Polskie Radio Chopin (Poland), Radio 100.7 (Luxembourg), Radio Romania Muzical (Romania), Resmusica.com (France), Scherzo (Spain), Rondo Classic (Finland), Unison (Croatia).
Sebastian Androne, born in 1989, writes contemporary concert music as well as soundtracks for theater and cinema. He studied musical composition in Romania, Great Britain and France. He completed his doctorate in 2018 at the National University of Music in Bucharest. Among the competitions he has won is the Zürich International Film Music Competition (2018).
Conductor Adam Fischer received the Lifetime Achievement Award, while clarinetist Martin Fröst was named Artist of the Year. The full list of winners is available here.