Gina Bachauer Awards 2014
Gina Bachauer-Nikolaos Dumbas Awards 2014
2014 marks the 35th anniversary of the Gina Bachauer International Music Association. The GBIMA was established in 1979 by family members, distinguished personalities from the classical music scene, beloved colleagues and close friends of the legendary Greek pianist Gina Bachauer, who passed away unexpectedly, on the 22nd of August 1976, in Athens, on the same day of her scheduled concert with the Washington Symphony Orchestra, under maestro Antal Dorati. The Association has set as its primary goals to keep the memory of Gina Bachauer alive and to continue her work by promoting and supporting young talented musicians from Greece and abroad. Among other activities, it offers annual scholarships, organizes the Gina Bachauer International Festival For Young Artists and is co-organizer of the C.V. Alkan-P.J.G. Zimmerman International Piano Competition. The GBIMA has organized fundraising concerts in cooperation with major orchestras, conductors and soloists, who were close to Bachauer’s heart e.g. the Israel Philharmonic, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Athens State Orchestra, Zubin Mehta, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Wolfgang Sawallish, Mathias Bamert and Alicia de Larrocha.
The Gina Bachauer Awards 2014 will be offered to personalities and institutions from the classical music world who has supported Greece.
The Gina Bachauer-Nikolaos Dumbas 2014 Awards will be offered to personalities from the music world, organizations, institutions and businesses with a special connection to Athens. The awards are offered in co-operation with the Athens Commercial and Historical Center Association, established in 1979 to promote the cultural and commercial capital of Greece. Nikolaos Dumbas (1830-1900) was a Greek benefactor, industrialist and important music lover, who lived in Vienna. He was a close friend with all the major artists and composers of his time. He was Vice-President of the Society of Friends of Music (Vienna). His massive and of great importance music manuscript collection was bequeathed to the Vienna Library. He was buried next to Ludwig van Beethoven and Johannes Brahms.
The Gina Bachauer International Award, a significant honor and outstanding award of the GBIMA, will be offered to the “International Festival of the Aegean” and its founder Maestro Peter Tiboris, for the excellence of the Festival during its ten years.
The Gina Bachauer Award- Category: organization that is active in the Greek region, will be offered to the historic Philharmonic Society “Mantzaros”, founded in 1890, and to its artistic director and trumpet soloist Socrates Anthis.
The Gina Bachauer Award- Category: organization that is active in the Greek region will be offered to the “Saronic Chamber Music Festival”.
The Gina Bachauer Award- Category: musicological publication will be offered to Dr. George Leotsakos for his biography of Spiros Samaras (Benaki Museum Publications, 2013).
The Gina Bachauer Award- Category: music publication will be offered to the music publishing house “Editions Musica Ferrum”.
The Gina Bachauer Award- Category: CD recording will be offered to the ensemble “Chant Workshop” and its founder-conductor Maestro Athanasios Paivanas for their fine CDs that present byzantine liturgies.
The Gina Bachauer Award- Category: chamber ensemble will be offered to the Vienna based “Trio 92” (Μaciej Skarbek, piano, Nadja Kalmykova, violin, and Loukia Loulaki, cello).
The Gina Bachauer- Category: music education will be offered to violinist Wendy Clark.
The Gina Bachauer-Nikolos Dumbas Award- Category: culture and social contribution will be offered to journalist of the major Greek newspaper “I KATHIMERINI”, Mr. Nikos Vatopoulos.
The Gina Bachauer-Nikolos Dumbas Award- Category: culture and social contribution will be offered to “KONSTANINIDIS PASTRY SHOPS”, established 1891.
The Gina Bachauer-Nikolos Dumbas Award- Category: social contribution will be offered to “Fourlis Group”.
The Gina Bachauer-Nikolaos Dumbas Award- Category: rising star will be offered to pianist-composer Eleutherios Misirgis.
The Gina Bachauer Award 2014 Ceremony and Concert will take place on the 18th of December, at 19.00, at the Eugenides Foundation (387 Syngrou Avenue). The concert takes place in cooperation with the Greek-Swiss Association Jean-Gabriel Eynard and is held under the Auspices of the Embassy of Switzerland in Athens, Greece.
Gina Bachauer International Music Association
Rigilis & Vas. Georgiou II 17-19 Street
106 75, Athens
tel: +30 6945 846467