Wednesday, May 4, 2011

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

The Italian conductor Riccardo Muti, who for nearly twenty years he led the Philharmonic Orchestra della Scala, was awarded on Wednesday with the Prince of Asturias Award of Arts 2011, informed sources of the Foundation which awards the awards. And was a finalist in the last edition of these awards 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.

From him have pointed out that with his expertise "manages to convey the timeless message of the music." "I am especially honored to receive this prestigious award dedicated to the art world, and even more happy because Spain, the age and culture have been very important in my life as an artist," Muti has said in statements sent to Efe, after learning the jury's verdict.

Italian director, now head of the Chicago Symphony (USA), where he received the news, he also wanted to thank "His Royal Highness Prince Philip and the jury for this great recognition." I am especially honored Muti (Naples, Italy, 1941) had already been nominated several times for this award, in fact, was a finalist in last year, which won the last vote of the jury the American sculptor Spanish-born Richard Serra.

This renowned musician and composer, currently director of the Chicago Symphony, has been leading the London Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra, but has spent most of his career at La Scala in Milan, whose orchestra he started between 1986 and 2005. 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.

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