Dimitrij Kitajenko (Dmitry, Dmitri, Dimitri, Kitayenko, Kitaenko)

Dmitri Kitaenko receives ICMA 2013 international record prize

Dmitri Kitaenko has been awarded the International Classical Music Award (ICMA) 2013 in the Historical Recording category.  He received the award for his 1984 recording of Stravinsky's “The Firebird” with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra. The ICMA jury announced the results on Friday 1 February.

The International Classical Music Awards are the only independent and international classical music awards. The jury is composed of professional music critics from the most important music magazines, radio stations and online services from 13 different countries.  In total 15 winners were selected from the 275 CD and DVD recordings nominated.  Winners include Aldo Ciccolini, Carolin Widmann, Valer Barna-Sabadus, Nikolai Lugansky, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra with Herbert Blomstedt, the record label Audite, the Orchestra laVerdi, and for its website, the Philharmonia Orchestra. This year's award ceremony will form part of a gala concert on 18 March in Milan.

In 2006 Dmitri Kitaenko was also recognised for his extraordinary artistic work, receiving the ECHO Klassik and the MIDEM Classical Award for his recordings of the Shostakovich symphonies with the Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra.