On Tuesday, September 17, the names of the 5 new Praemium Imperiale Laureates were announced in Rome, New York, London, Berlin, Paris and Tokyo. The 5 recipients are as follows:
Michelangelo Pistoletto Painting
Antony Gormley Sculpture
David Chipperfield Architecture
Plácido Domingo Music
Francis Ford Coppola Theatre/Film
The artists are recognized and awarded for their achievements, for the impact they have had internationally on the arts, and for their role in enriching the global community. Each laureate receives an honorarium of 15 million yen, and a diploma and medal will be presented by honorary patron of the Japan Art Association Prince Hitachi in an awards ceremony held in Tokyo on October 16, 2013.
In addition to the Praemium Inperiale awards in 5 categories, the Japan Art Association gives an annual grant of 5 million yen to a group or institution that encourages the involvement of young people in arts.
2013 Grant for Young Artists was awarded to:
The JuniOrchestra of Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecillia (Rome, Italy)
The award was announced on September 17 at the press conference in Rome, presided over by International Advisor, Lamberto Dini. Mr. Hisashi Hieda, chairman of the Japan Art Association, gave the diploma and grant of 5 million yen to the organization.
On October 17, at 16:00 there will be a commemorative lecture by David Chipperfield.
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