exil.arte wins Bank Austria Kunstpreis International 2010

Following the international recognition of our work with the Golden Stars Award by the European Commission in 2009, exil.arte has received the prestigeous Bank Austria Kunstpreis 2010, in a gala event, held on Feb. 17, 2011 at the Theater in der Josefstadt. The project exil.arte submitted was selected of 328 entries. Laudator Dir. Thomas Angyan (Musikverein) stressed that „not only passion and commitment are needed, but also wide knowledge: Qualities, that excel this organization and its Spiritus rector, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gerold Gruber.“ Gerold Gruber, together with flutist and musicologist Ulrike Anton, have jointly initiated the project 'Verstummte Stimmen – Geächtete Musik' ('Silenced Voices – Ostracized Music'), in which the composer Erwin Schulhoff, in particular his Double Concerto for Flute, Piano and Chamber Orchestra, was the main focus of attention. The concerto was sucessfully performed already in June 2009 at the concert hall of the Philharmonic Orchestra Brno with Ulrike Anton (flute) and Russell Ryan (piano) as soloists. The receipt of the Bank Austria Kunstpreis enables exil.arte to organize more performances of this work. The award also secures the CD recording of the Schulhoff Double Concerto for Gramola, and it allows the publication of a critical edition of this composition, which is currently unpublished, thus guarantees a long-lasting international dissemination of 'ostracized music'.

View into the auditorium of the Theater in der Josefstadt

Laudatory Speech, Thomas Angyan (German only) Intendant of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde Vienna >

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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gerold Gruber receives the award by Thomas Angyan

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gerold Gruber

Dr. Ulrike Anton and Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gerold Gruber

All award recipients and laudators with Willibald Cernko, Chairman of the Committee of the Bank Austria

Die Preisträger des Bank Austria Kunstpreises 2010 mit Willibald Cernko, Vorsitzender des Vorstands der Bank Austria

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gerold Gruber at the press conference

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