While at THE 2012 MusikMesse in Frankfurt, Germany, Zildjian was awarded two of Europe’s most prestigious Press Awards for both our core acoustic cymbals, and our newest line of acoustic/electric cymbals.
Gen-16 was awarded the 2012 PPV Medien/DrumHeads Magazine - Leser Award for “Best Product” by the readers of DrumHeads Magazine. Every year, thousands of readers of SOUNDCHECK, KEYS, TASTENWELT, DRUMHEADS and GUITAR magazines take part in the voting for the best musical instruments and equipment, the winners of which are honored with the PPVMedien Reader Award. What makes this award so special is that the Reader Awards are given by the consumers themselves, making it a unique distinction for the winning products.
Two nights later, Zildjian was also honored at the 13th Annual the mipa Musikmesse International Press Award. More than 100 magazines from all over the world voted for the best musical instruments and audio equipment of 2011/2012 in more than 40 categories. Zildjian’s K Constantinople Renaissance Ride was presented with the award for “Best Cymbal”. More than 300 international representatives of manufacturers and distributors of musical instruments and audio equipment got together for the awards show, including guests from the USA, Canada, Japan, Brazil, South Africa, Russia, Poland, Great Britain, Italy, France, Greece, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, Sweden, Denmark, Austria, Switzerland and Germany, proving once again that the mipa Musikmesse International Press Award is the “Grammy" of the Musical Instrument/Pro Audio industry.
Released in late 2011, the K Constantinople Renaissance Ride was developed in conjunction with Zildjian Artist, Adam Nussbaum. Adam was on the Zildjian Booth in Germany; watch here as he demonstrates the winning Ride cymbal at the show.