Queen Maxima Awards Prince Bernhard Cultural Prize

  November 26, 2018 at 9:34 am by

Today, Monday November 26, Queen Maxima presented the Prince Bernhard Cultural Prize 2018 at the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ concert hall in Amsterdam.
This year the award went to the conductor, composer and pianist Reinbert de Leeuw.
Reinbert de Leeuw studied piano and music theory at the Amsterdam Conservatory, followed by a composition study at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague.
He received this award because of “its great significance for contemporary music. As a pianist, composer, inspirer and conductor, he is a pioneer and champion of new music. To this day he inspires the youngest generation of musicians”.
The prize of the Prince Bernhard Culture Fund is a sum of 75,000 euros with an addition of another 75,000 euros that the winner can use as capital of a culture fund.
Reinbert de Leeuw planned to use the 75,000 euros to a fund that supports a creation of a new repertoire in contemporary music, with an emphasis on ensembles.
The Prince Bernhard Cultural Prize is awarded to individuals or institutions that have made success in the field of music, theater, dance, visual arts, history, literature, heritage, cultural or nature conservation. The Prince Bernhard Culture Fund was created in London in 1940 by Prince Bernhard, husband of Queen Juliana.

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