ICA Classics

The ICA Classics audio and audio-visual label was established by Stephen Wright in 2010, branding ICA the first artist management agency to have launched its own audio and audio-visual label.

Overview

ICA Classics releases feature both archive material from sources such as the BBC, WDR in Cologne and the Boston Symphony Orchestra (the LEGACY series), as well as performances from the agency’s own artists recorded in prestigious venues around the world (the LIVE series). The ICA Classics team has been instrumental in the success of many audio and audiovisual productions over the years including the origination of the DVD series The Art of Conducting, The Art of Piano and The Art of Violin; the archive based DVD series Classic Archive; co-production documentaries featuring artists such as Richter, Fricsay, Mravinsky and Toscanini; the creation of the BBC Legends archive label, launched in 1998 (now comprising more than 250 CDs), and the audio series Great Conductors of the 20th Century produced for EMI Classics.

ICA Classics has won many prestigious awards and accolades since its launch in 2011, including Diapason d’Or, Gramophone Editor’s Choice, Gramophone DVD of the month, Choc de Classica, Pizzicato Spersonic Award and the Toblacher Komponierhäuschen International Record Prize.

ICA Classics has won many prestigious awards and accolades since its launch.