Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The conductor Riccardo Muti has been awarded the au-Prince of Asturias Arts

The Neapolitan conductor Riccardo Muti has been awarded the Prince of Asturias Award of Arts 2011. The jury, meeting in the Hotel Reconquista in Oviedo, has finally opted conductor italianoentre the 35 candidates that included the comedy group Monty Python and Les Miserables and the Asian filmmakers Wong Kar-Wai and Hayao Miyazaki.

Muti, 69, has served as principal in some of the most renowned orchestras and festivals in the world and their work has stood out for its fanatical adherence to the versions that follow the composer's intentions as written in the score. The of the Arts is the first planned for adjudication of the eight Prince of Asturias Awards at its thirty-year, each endowed with 50,000 euros and a sculpture by Joan Miró.

The awards will be presented by Prince Felipe during a ceremony to be held in late October in Oviedo, at the Teatro Campoamor. (More information coming soon)

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