The award this year celebrates the 25th anniversary of German Reunification


Violinist and Deutsche Grammophon recording artist Daniel Hope is to be awarded the 2015 European Cultural Prize for Music on 2 October in Dresden’s Frauenkirche. The prize this year celebrates the 25th anniversary of German Reunification.

‘Daniel Hope is a great artist, whose serious and refreshing approach to classical music creates generations of new listeners,’ said president of the European Cultural Foundation, Tilo Braune. ‘He builds bridges between different musical worlds and thus stands for tolerance and openness.’

‘Our cultural heritage in Europe is unique and I see it as the responsibility of every artist to protect, to celebrate and to share this heritage,’ said Hope.

Past winners of the prize include Daniel Barenboim, Plácido Domingo, Thomas Quasthoff and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

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