Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Claudio Abbado, Gold Medal of the Circulo de Bellas Artes

Classicalifys favorite conductor Claudio Abbado has recieved the gold medal of Circulo de Belllas Artes. Claudio is on tour with Lucerne Festival Orchestra performing Gustav Mahlers symphony nr 9. In a ceremony presided by the mayor of Madrid Alberto Ruiz Gallardon.
The medal was given by the president of Circulo de Bellas Artes Juan Miguel Hérnandez de Léon
with the following words:
"A guardian angel for young muscians and for being a commited and innovative director".

Abbado has said the "most important thing for young people starting out in this profession is to "make music together".

Attending the ceremony was also the six spanish musicians from LFO.
One of them José Vincente Castello said: "Abbado is able to pass on, to share his joy of music, is a dream come true working for him".

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