TOKYO 〓 Riccardo Muti was awarded “Praemium Imperiale”


The Japan Art Association announced the winner of the 30th “Praemium Imperiale” awarded to excellent artists of the world on 11th, Italian conductor Riccardo Muti (76) was awarded by the music department. “Praemium Imperiale” is an award that the Japan Art Association established in 1988, commemorating the 100th anniversary of establishment. Prince Takamatsu’s former president Prince Takamatsu continued his will to contribute widely to the spread of the cultural art of the world and excelled in the five categories of painting, sculpture, architecture, music, theater / video. The person was awarded. For the winners gold medals and 15 million yen will be given. The 30th award ceremony will be held on 23rd October at Meiji Kinenkan in Tokyo. The winners of each category are as follows.

Painting:Pierre Alechinsky (90) = Belgium / France
Sculpture:Fujiko Nakaya (85) = Japan
Architectural:Christian de Portzamparc (74) = France
Music:Riccardo Muti (76) = Italy
Theater / image:Catherine Deneuve (74) = France

Photo:Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Todd Rosenberg

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