Peter Eötvös receives Frankfurt Music Prize 2007
Peter Eötvös; photo: Istvan Huszti
In awarding the prize to Peter Eötvös, the Trustees of the Frankfurt Music Prize Foundation are honouring an artist who has excelled in his commitment to getting people to appreciate new music and to getting the musicians of tomorrow involved in it.
The prize will be presented by the Mayor of Frankfurt am Main, Petra Roth, on the eve of the Musikmesse (27 March 2007) in Frankfurt's Town Hall, the 'Römer'. In his speech of congratulation Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Sandner from the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) will pay tribute to both Peter Eötvös himself and to his work. As part of the celebration, the Ensemble Modern will play some of Peter Eötvös' compositions under the bâton of the composer himself. The award of the prize also marks an anniversary: in Peter Eötvös, the trustees will be honouring their 25th prizewinner.
|Peter Eötvös (rechts) after the awarding ceremony in Frankfurt Römer with Editor Wolfgang Sandner from Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (very left) and Head of Cultural Affairs Felix Semmelroth. Photo: Musikmesse|
Winners of the past years include great musicians and composers from various musical genres, including Alfred Brendel, Heinz Holliger, Chick Corea, Aribert Reimann, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Peter Gabriel, and György Ligeti.
Peter Eötvös - biography and works
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