Conductor of the Year: Jaap van Zweden
Musical America announced the winners of the annual Musical America Awards, recognizing artistic excellence and achievement in the arts. Conductor of the Year 2012 is Jaap van Zweden.
Jaap van Zweden is chief conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Jaap van Zweden was concertmaster of Amsterdam's Royal Concertgebouw when Leonard Bernstein encouraged him to study conducting. He is now in demand throughout the world. The report of the jury mentioned: "His music-making is hailed internationally for its intense discipline as well as passion and tenderness. Under his leadership for five years, the Dallas Symphony plays like one of the world's great orchestras, as critics noted in a performance at Carnegie Hall's Spring for Music festival last May. He is a favorite guest conductor at the Chicago Symphony, where he will lead three weeks of concerts this season, and he also appears with the orchestras of New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and St. Louis".
The announcement coincides with the publication of the 2012 Musical America International Directory of the Performing Arts, which, in addition to its comprehensive industry listings, pays homage to the winning artists in its editorial pages.
The annual Musical America Awards will be presented in a special ceremony at Lincoln Center on December 5. For more information: www.musicalamerica.com
Laatste aanpassing op Wednesday 9 November 2011