24. September 2022 | Tonhalle Zürich


An evening of great emotions

Great atmosphere in the hall, happy faces among the award winners, finally live culture in front of an appreciative audience again: The big gala for the awarding of the European Cultural Awards 2021 in the Bonn Opera House only had winners last night. Under the patronage of the North Rhine-Westphalian Prime Minister Armin Laschet and the European Promotion Prize “Next Generation” were awarded. The gala was dedicated to Ludwig van Beethoven, whose 250th birthday will be celebrated until this year.

Bonn welcomes international stars

At long-awaited, the Bonn Opera House will once again be welcoming audiences on August 28 – and then immediately with a red-carpet event graced by so many celebrities: star violinist David Garrett will lead the lineup of international guests at the European Cultural Awards ceremony. He will be joined by top model Barbara Meier, figure skating heroine Katarina Witt, climate activist Nico Rosberg, star trumpeter Till Brönner, the Scorpions, singer Heinz Rudolf Kunze and Tobias Moretti. (more…)

Confectionery entrepreneur Hermann Bühlbecker welcomes stars

There is hardly a star at the European Cultural Award ceremonies whom Prof. Dr. Hermann Bühlbecker has not yet tempted with his sweet treats. Since 1978, he has successfully managed the Aachen-based Lambertz chocolate factory and is regarded as the Printenkaiser (Printen emperor), who has long since also produced much more than just seasonal pastries and saved the survival of many once independent brands. (more…)

European Promotion Award “Next Generation” goes to Finland

Innovations, a founding spirit and daring to try something new – that’s what this year’s competition for the European “Next Generation” funding award is all about. The competition was looking for the best start-ups and project initiatives for the digital classroom 4.0. Out of a total of 21 applications from all over Europe, the Finnish company Curious Technologies from Helsinki came out on top with its speaking robot Elias and won the European Promotion “Next Generation” Award for Digital Education 2021, which is endowed with 5,000 euros. (more…)

European Culture Award in Telekom Livestream

The European Culture Award will be presented this year in Bonn, the city of Beethoven. On August 28, cultural figures and artists will come together for the award ceremony at the Bonn Opera House. The gala will be hosted by soprano Annette Dasch and cultural journalist Axel Brüggemann, and will also feature stars such as Katarina Witt, Nico Rosberg and Barbara Meier. (more…)

The Highlights of the Beethoven Jubilee

Before the grand Culture Award Gala takes place at the end of August at the Bonn Opera with the support of Beethoven Jubiläums GmbH and as one of the final events of the Beethoven Jubilee, it is worth taking a look back at the BTHVN2020 highlights from 2019 to 2021.

Can start-ups revolutionize the school system?

Under the motto “with digital education to success” are wanted for this years European Promotion Award Next Generation the best start-ups and project initiatives for the digital classroom 4.0. “The pandemic has served as a burning glass”, says Bernhard Reeder, chairman of the board of the European Culture Forum. “It takes a lot of great ideas, to integrate digital media more into lessons.”

Great honor for exceptional actor Tobias Moretti

Austrian actor Tobias Moretti will be honored with the European Cultural Award at the Bonn Opera House on August 28, 2021. Moretti is an outstanding actor and character actor. He is considered to be a border crosser between the worlds of cinema, television and theater. For years, he was the defining face of the “Jedermann” at the Salzburger Festspiele. (more…)

The European Cultural Award on August 28th, 2021 in Bonn

Due to the current situation linked to this year’s Corona pandemic the for 2020 planned Beethovengala will be postponed. Together with our partners – HALLMANN HOLDING International Investment GmbH, Beethoven Jubiläums GmbH and Bonn Opera – a new date has already been determined. The European Cultural Award Gala will take place at the Bonn Opera House on August 28th, 2021. (more…)

Sophia Loren gets a declaration of love

Thunderstorms of flashlights and “Sophia, Sophia” shouts accompanied the exceptional Italian artist to the Vienna State Opera. With standing ovations, the audience later celebrated Sophia Loren and her life’s work. Her son Carlo Ponti drew the special character of the Loren, whose “legendary status is based not only on talent and professional devotion, but also on deeply human qualities.”

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