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World Federation of International Music Competitions and Idagio Announce Principal Partnership

June 6, 2019 | By Benjamin Woodroffe
Secretary General
The World Federation of International Music Competitions (WFIMC) and IDAGIO have signed a  principal partnership to support and broadcast the  future of classical music.
 
Till Janczukowicz (Founder and CEO of IDAGIO) and Benjamin Woodroffe (Secretary General of the WFIMC) realised the partnership at the Berlin HQ of IDAGIO after commencing discussions in 2017.  Following a presentation by Mr Janczukowicz to the recent WFIMC General Assembly, the WFIMC is proud to formally recognise IDAGIO as its Official Audio Streaming Partner .
 
"This partnership will allow the WFIMC to share the music and personalities of the laureates of our Member Competitions. IDAGIO’s commitment to classical music and excellence matches our own perfectly and there is a vast audience of young musicians that will enjoy using the IDAGIO platform to hear one another. The timing and shared values are right for us to jointly provide content and to reach IDAGIO’s growing audience."
Benjamin Woodroffe , Secretary General, WFIMC
 
 
"From orchestra players, teachers and laureates to the Pollinis and Ageriches of tomorrow: future musicians are Digital Natives. Their challenges differ from those of the past. They need digital tools to share music, inspire fans and reach new audiences. A challenge and also a huge opportunity. IDAGIO is proud to provide competitions and laureates with a platform to reach audiences around the globe faster and easier than ever."
Till Janczukowicz , Founder and CEO of IDAGIO
 
 
 
  • Founded in 1957, the WFIMC is the governing body and reference point for the world’s music competitions.  Based in Geneva, the WFIMC is a network, promotion and advocacy organisation.  The 125 member-competitions based in 41 countries democratically vote on all resolutions and membership representation.
  • The WFIMC fosters musical excellence across all disciplines believing that the experience of a WFIMC competition is a vital career step from the conservatoire to the concert hall.
  • The WFIMC supports members by promoting the activities of its competitions and its young prize-winners.
  • The WFIMC provides a forum where competition stakeholders assemble to network, share ideas, and learn through best practice programs
 
 
 
  • IDAGIO is the leading streaming service for classical music. Crafted in Berlin by a world-class team of over 80 passionate experts in music, technology, business and design, IDAGIO offers a search tailor-made for classical music, a catalogue of over 2 million licensed tracks, and exclusive recordings and playlists – all available in CD-quality sound (FLAC). Each artist, orchestra and ensemble has a clear profile displaying albums and recorded works including filters like composer, conductor, soloists and more. IDAGIO has subscribers in over 180 countries and the app has been downloaded more than one million times worldwide.

 

Media Contact:
Benjamin Woodroffe                          
Secretary General                          
Phone: 41 79 247 90 13
 
 

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