28. August 2021 | Beethoven Stadt Bonn


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.”

Gordon Getty honored for his unique cultural commitment

In an emotional laudation, star violinist Daniel Hope honored the American patron of culture and composer Gordon Getty: “Have you ever seen a person cry – because he listened to the music? One of these people, so sensitive, so devoted, so completely dissolved in sound?” His love belongs to classical music and, in addition, he has supported young artists and cultural institutions worldwide for decades. (more…)

European Cultural Award for social commitment

In her laudatory speech, Barbara Meier, wearing a robe by Vivienne Westwood, pays tribute to fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, who has been initiating and supporting a wide variety of activities as an environmental activist for more than 20 years. The Englishwoman has also changed her life – with her numerous actions, with her loyalty to principles, with her fashion.

Prima Donna honored for great success and big heart

Opera singer Nina Stemme knows the stage of the Vienna Opera very well. She stood on it more than 20 times as Senta in the “Flying Dutchman”. “Her skill, her passion, her talent for a fascinating art form create very special moments”, says the nomination letter of the European Cultural Forum.

Brilliant orchestral power thanks to a woman

Simone Young, who made her debut at the traditional house in 1993, stood on the conductor’s podium that evening.  A performance that was decisive for her career, said Ioan Holender, who brought her to the State Opera. (more…)

Star of the painting scene is happy about award

At the end of September, the “Oper! Award” which was presented for the first time, was awarded to painter Neo Rauch for his stage design for the Wagner opera Lohengrin in Bayreuth. In Vienna, he has now been presented with the European Cultural Award Taurus for Visual Arts. (more…)

European Cultural Award Ceremony 2020 in Bonn

The Lord Mayor of Bonn, Ashok-Alexander Sridharan, who will host the European Cultural Award in Bonn next year on 3rd October on the occasion of Beethoven’s 250th birthday, gave the laudation for the environmental initiative R20 AUSTRIAN WORLD SUMMIT. (more…)

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