Donizetti awards delivered
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
Violinist Suna Kan (R) receives the Honorary Award at the ceremony.Organized by Andante classical music magazine, the 2012 Donizetti Classical Music Awards were handed out at a ceremony held in the Rahmi Koç Museum on May 21.
Prizes were awarded in 24 categories, such as for composers, pianists, and string instrumentalists. The evening hosted Beyoğlu mayor Ahmet Misbah Demircan and Andante magazine editor in chief Serhan Bali.
While violinist Suna Kan received the honorary award, İlhan Baran and Koral Algan received the best musical trainer awards.
This year’s “Classical Music Artist” and “Classical Music Group” awards were determined by the public, with voting open at www.donizettiodulleri.com. The artist award was given to mezzo-soprano Asude Karayavuz, while the group award was given to the “Boğaziçi Jazz Choir.”
This year’s Donizettis became another international award ceremony to honor Gustavo Dudamel. He is the principal conductor of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra in Gothenburg, Sweden, musical director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Los Angeles, California and also artistic director of the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar in Caracas, Venezuela. The jury, composed of 25 international musicians chose Dudamel as the “Musician of the Year.”