Promoting young talent, for Thomas Hampson a matter of the heart

His life’s work is an example of what passion can achieve. His successes around the world have never stopped Thomas Hampson from thinking about the next generation. One example is the “Heidelberger Frühling”, a song academy. Thomas Hampson regularly passes on his experience to young singers, training them above all in the often-neglected cultural asset song. More

Klemens Hallmann – Presenter of the European Cultural Awards Gala

The European Cultural Awards Gala was presented by Hallmann Holding, the group of companies owned by investor and entrepreneur Klemens Hallmann. “As an Austrian entrepreneur, it is a great pleasure for me to present this extraordinary event in my hometown and to make a contribution to the diversity, preservation and further development of the European cultural landscape”, said Hallmann. More

Ina Regen debuts at the Vienna State Opera

High-flyer, furor fee, exceptional artist – hardly any attribute is too big to not fit on Ina Regen. The Austrian singer-songwriter will perform at the European Cultural Awards Gala on October 20 at the Vienna State Opera.

An evening with a top-class cast

This gala is unique in the world: On October 20, great opera personalities will be on stage, whose extraordinary skills have shaped performances all over the world and also in the Vienna State Opera for decades. Together they will present a unique musical experience on this October evening. Political, social and economic celebrities have confirmed their attendance.

Italian acting legend is honored for her life’s work

The Italian actress Sophia Loren will be honored with the European Culture Award for her life’s work on 20 October 2019 at the Vienna State Opera. She is regarded as the ambassador of her Italian homeland, as a cineaste legend. The award honors Sophia Loren’s unique life’s work in international film.

Fashion and morals – how fair is our clothing?

Sustainability, social and environmentally friendly technologies in the European fashion industry are the focus of this year’s Next Generation Award. Model and actress Barbara Meier is ambassador of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development for fair and environmentally friendly fashion and this year she is the patron of the European Next Generation Award.

British fashion designer receives award for social commitment

British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood will be awarded the European Cultural Award for Social Commitment at the Vienna State Opera on 20 October 2019. The award recognises her commitment to human rights, the environment and social issues as well as her influence on design and culture.

European Cultural Award goes to Vienna

In a unique Cultural Awards gala on October 20th, 2019, the European Cultural Awards TAURUS will be presented at the Vienna State Opera, which celebrates its 150th anniversary this year.  More

Head of government honored for environmental protection

Prince Albert II of Monaco and the German Ocean Foundation received the TAURUS for their commitment to environmental protection. “With this award we acknowledge the exemplary commitment of both foundations to nature and marine protection”, said Bernhard Reeder, chairman of the European Cultural Forum Association, which awards the Cultural Award.

Two awards for extraordinary life’s work

The life’s work of the singer Nana Mouskouri was honored, as well as the work of the painter Gerhard Richter, who had to cancel his visit to the Frauenkirche due to illness. Prof. Dr. Marion Ackermann, General Director of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, accepted the TAURUS on behalf of the artist and will later hand over it personally. More