The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award goes to Peter Eötvös, “one of the most important musical voices of our time”
The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Music and Opera category has gone in this thirteenth edition to the Hungarian composer and conductor Peter Eötvös, “undoubtedly one of the most important musical voices of our time” in the words of the citation. “His artistic significance, originality and contribution to the advancement of music since the second half of the 20th century can be recognized in his writing for voice, solo instrument and orchestra in operas such as Three Sisters, Love and Other Demons and Senza Sangue. His instrumental compositions have been played by the most important ensembles and orchestras around the world.” In the above video, committee chair, Joana Carneiro, Principal Conductor of the Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa, reads out the award citation.
Photo: Bálint Hrotkó