British Cellist Wins Award


British Cellist Wins Award

Steven Isserlis named winner of the “Glashütte Original Music Festival Award” 2017


A luminous figure in the classical music scene

For his commitment to making classical music accessible and his support of emerging professional musicians British cellist Steven Isserlis is to be honoured at the 40th Dresden Music Festival with the “Glashütte Original Music Festival Award“ for 2017. The prize will be presented on the occasion of Isserlis’s May 23rd concert with the London Philharmonic Orchestra in Dresden’s Kulturpalast (Culture Palace).

  • Along with his celebrated appearances as a soloist in concert with leading international orchestras and conductors, Isserlis has focused on composing and playing for children. He has also published three children’s books about the lives of famous composers, and teaches master classes all over the world.

  • „Steven Isserlis is not only one of the most expressive cellists of our time, he is also a musician who intervenes creatively and in diverse ways in the contemporary era. I am pleased to see, for the first time, a fellow cellist honoured with the Glashütte Original Music Festival Prize“, said Jan Vogler, Artistic Director of the Dresden Music Festival.

  • The Glashütte Original Music Festival Prize, valued at 25,000 Euros, is funded by our manufactory and awarded together with the Dresden Music Festival.

  • As has been the case for the past 13 years, two students from our “Alfred Helwig” watchmaker school have made the Award trophy by hand. The Dresden Music Festival is set to take place from May 18 to June 18, 2017.

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