News for Kancheli
- Wolf Prize for Kancheli and Claudio Abbado
[posted 22 January 2008]
On 21 January the Wolf Foundation has announced the winners of the Wolf awards for 2007.
The music award is for composer Italian composer Giya Kancheli and the conductor Claudio Abbado.
Kancheli and Abbado will receive a diploma and a sum of $100,000 from the president of Israel in a ceremony at the Knesset next Sunday, 27 January.
Richardo Wolf, who lived from 1887 till 1981, was a German-born inventor, businessman and diplomat. The awards were established in 1975.
Compositions include: Midday Prayers and Night Prayers, ECN 78118-21568-2.
[Source: Classical Pulse! Apr/May 97]
Further 7 symphonies, musicals, music for Geargian radio and TV and a viola concerto.
Some of Giya Kancheli’s works are recorded on ECM:
- Vom Winde beweint
- Abii ne viderem
- Caris Mere