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Rheingau Musik Preis 2017 for Enoch zu Guttenberg and the Chorgemeinschaft Neubeuern

Verleihung des Rheingau Musik Preises 2017 an Enoch zu Guttenberg und die Chorgemeinschaft Neubeuern von links: Dr. Ulrich Adolphs, Claus Wisser, Michael Herrmann, Enoch zu Guttenberg und Michael Bichler, 2. Vorstand der Chorgemeinschaft Neubeuern e.V. © RMF /Ansgar Klostermann

Enoch zu Guttenberg and the Chorgemeinschaft Neubeuern were awarded the Rheingau Musik Preis 2017. The award, which was initiated by the Rheingau Musik Festival, is awarded for the 24th time this year and is endowed with € 10,000. The prize money is provided by the Hessian Ministry of Science and Art.

Jury's assessment

As one of the outstanding conductors of our time, Enoch zu Guttenberg has dealt with the music in a manner that has given him international respect. Both as a symphonyist and interpreter of the great sacred works, his performances emphasize important international stages. In addition to his engagements as a guest director of many national and international orchestras, it is the Neubeuern choral society, which has been implementing Guttenberg's artistic idea and music-philosophical approaches as common concerns for 50 years. The Chorgemeinschaft Neubeuern, which is described as one of the best lay choirs in Europe, disputes the important oratorios in Munich. The repertoire includes literature from the early baroque to the 20th century. Over the years, concerts in all the major music centers in Germany and guest travels to world-famous festival venues testify to the presence and success in the international music business such as tours to Asia, Canada and the USA.

Rheingau Musik Preis

The Rheingau Musik Preis has since 1994 been awarded to an already prominent performer, composer, musicologist or musical institution in recognition of their overall contribution to music. In individual cases, too, the prize is also intended as a scholarship for deserving young musicians.

The award, which was initiated by the Rheingau Musik Festival, is endowed with € 10,000. The prize money is provided by the Hessian Ministry of Science and Art.

The previous laureates

Volker David Kirchner (1994)
Alexander L. Ringer (1995)
Gidon Kremer (1996)
Ensemble Recherche (1997)
Toshio Hosokawa (1998)
Tabea Zimmermann (1999)
Helmuth Rilling und die Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart (2000)
Artemis Quartett (2001)
Michael Quast (2002)
Peter Greiner (2003)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Musikphysiologie und Musikermedizin e. V. (2004)
Niki Reiser (2005)
Hugh Wolff (2006)
Windsbacher Knabenchor und Karl-Friedrich Beringer (2007)
Heinz Holliger (2008)
Christian Gerhaher (2009)
Taschenoper Lübeck (2010)
Bidla Buh (2011)
Lautten Compagney und Wolfgang Katschner (2012)
Fazıl Say (2013)
Christoph Eschenbach (2014)
Andreas Scholl (2015)
Walter Renneisen (2016)