25/11/13

Bound by truth and impact - German conductor Bruno Weil was awarded Würth Prize in Munich

The Würth Prize of Jeunesses Musicales Germany (JMD) endowed with a prize money of EUR 10,000 was awarded to conductor Bruno Weil in Munich on Friday, 22 November 2013. Former Federal Minister Theo Waigel gave the eulogy.

In their explanation, the jury stated that Bruno Weil succeeded in making music tangible for the listener as some-thing deeply humane, as the language of the soul. As a specialist in the Viennese School and historic presentation methods, his work is synonymous to "interpretations of high quality that are committed to the truth behind and impact of music".

The prize was presented by Harald Unkelbach, Chairman of the Würth Foundation, and Daniela Stork, President of JMD. The prize presentation formed part of a concert of the symphonic orchestra of University of Music and Performing Arts Munich conducted by the prize winner. The Würth Prize of Jeunesses Musicales Germany is one of the most exclusive awards in the German musical scene. It is awarded to artists, ensembles and projects that exemplarily meet the values and fulfill the objectives of JMD. Since 1991, personalities such as conductor Gustavo Dudamel or cellist Sol Gabetta, ensembles including the Federal Youth Orchestra or the education program of the Berlin Philharmonics have received the award.

Prize winners of the Würth Prize of Jeunesses Musicales Germany include:

  • 2013 Bruno Weil
  • 2012 Sol Gabetta
  • 2011 Federal Youth Orchestra
  • 2010 Martin Grubinger
  • 2009 The Arab-Jewish Youth Orchestra Israel
  • 2008 Gustavo Dudamel
  • 2007 Artemis Quartett
  • 2006 Michael Kaufmann (Intendant of Philharmonie Essen)
  • 2005 Philharmonia of Nations
  • 2004 Education Program of Berlin Philharmonics
  • 2003 Theo Geißler (Editor of "neue musikzeitung")
  • 2002 Ensemble Resonanz
  • 2001 Claudio Abbado
  • 2000 National Children’s Orchestra of Venezuela
  • 1999 Tabea Zimmermann
  • 1998 Henry W. Meyer
  • 1997 Young German Philharmonic
  • 1996 Yakov Kreizberg
  • 1995 Children's choir of the Brundibár project
  • 1994 Nicaragua project “Casa des los tres Mundos“
  • 1993 Philip Glass
  • 1992 Arcis-Quintett
  • 1991 Dennis Russell Davies
German conductor Bruno Weil was awarded Würth Prize German conductor Bruno Weil was awarded Würth Prize

German conductor Bruno Weil was awarded Würth Prize of Jeunesses Musicales Germany (JMD).