Herbert Blomstedt to be Awarded 2022 Rheingau Music Prize

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Based by Germany’s Rheingau Music Competition, the award might be offered for the twenty ninth time this yr. Sponsored by the Hessian Ministry of Science and Artwork, the Rheingau Music Prize might be awarded to Herbert Blomstedt throughout his live performance on Saturday, August 27, within the Basilica of Kloster Eberbach.

Blomstedt, aged 94, has served because the Chief Conductor of the Oslo Philharmonic, the Swedish and Danish Radio orchestras, and the Staatskapelle Dresden — along with Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra.

Notably recognized for his interpretations of Austro-Germanic and Scandinavian repertoire, he’s an elected member of the Royal Swedish Music Academy and was awarded the German Federal Cross of Advantage. Moreover, Blomstedt was given the title of Conductor Laureate in San Francisco, Leipzig, Copenhagen, Stockholm, and Dresden, in addition to from the Bamberg Symphony and the NHK Symphony Orchestra.

“The Rheingau Music Prize 2022 honors the Swedish conductor Herbert Blomstedt for his inventive life’s work,” the Rheingau choice jury commented. “Within the greater than sixty years of his profession, he has earned the unqualified respect of the musical world and continues to be seen with inventive drive on the rostrum of all main worldwide orchestras.”

“Along with his unpretentious in addition to modest method, he is among the most profitable and common conductors of our time,” they continued. “By means of his ardour for music and making music collectively, Herbert Blomstedt brings individuals collectively throughout generations.”



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