International Shostakovich Days 〓 Andris Nelsons was awarded the 2018 annual award


Andris Nelsons, the music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Principal conductor of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, was awarded the 2018 annual award from the music festival “International Shostakovich Days”. The music festival started in 2010. Every June, it is held for three days at Gohrisch, a health resort near Dresden. Shostakovich was going out for Gohrisch between 1960 and 1972. He was composing the famous string quartet no.8 in this city from July 12th to 14th in 1960.

There are no prizes in prizes, and past prizes include Rudolf Barshai, Kurt Sanderling, Borodin String Quartet, Gidon Kremer, Yuri Temirkanov and others. Nelsons is currently working with the Boston Symphony Orchestra for recording Shostakovich’s entire symphonies. All three albums released so far have won the “Best Orchestra Performance Award” of the “Grammy Awards” (the album of No.10 in 2015, the album of No.5, No.8, No.9 in 2016, the album of No.4 and No.11 in 2018). The ceremonial ceremony will held on the last day of this year’s music festival on June 23.

Photo:Boston Symphony Orchestra / Robert Torres

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