Award ceremony now online
22.02.2021 – Award winners should be celebrated in public – awards would have little meaning otherwise. If they were only presented secretly, privately, and backstage, how would the public notice that something extraordinary has been achieved? Because of the pandemic, the PdSK was sadly only able to present three of the ten 2020 annual awards live. The award ceremony for PdSK Nightingale laureate Brigitte Fassbaender has even been postponed twice. But in December, we succeeded in the first online award ceremony: Maestro Alberto Basso accepted the PdSK Honorary Award for his Vivaldi Edition on the label naive in Turin, at a Vivaldi conference in the Lingotto – it was ceremoniously presented, complete with laudatory speech and champagne, in Berlin, in the Boris Vian Hall. The video is now available on YouTube.
We have also uploaded another new video, with PdSK board chairwoman Eleonore Büning giving an improvised laudatory speech in honor of Honorary Award winner Francois-Xavier Roth. We hope that we will be able to present this award live in the Kölner Philharmonie!