Herbert von Karajan Prize established in Salzburg

Eliette von Karajan, the widow of the conductor, has established a Herbert von Karajan Prize to be awarded in 2017 on the 50th anniversary of the Salzburg Easter Festival.

This Prize, worth € 50,000,– will be awarded each year as of 2017 to a musician whose exceptional artistic achievements have found global recognition. Young artists are to be awarded the Prize, which will signify a special moment in their musical career.

“I believe that it is wholly in the spirit of Herbert von Karajan that this Prize should in future be based in Salzburg, in this city that was so central to his life and work as an artist. The jubilee of the Salzburg Easter Festival that he founded will also offer an internationally recognised forum for the award of the first Prize”.

The first Herbert von Karajan Prize will be awarded in 2017, and the winner will be announced at the Press Conference of the Salzburg Easter Festival on 20 March 2016.

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