On September 30, the presentation took place at the Goethe-Institut Tokyo. The ceremony was presented by the Ambassador-designate of the Federal Republic of Germany, Dr. Clemens von Goetze. The prize winner and guests were also welcomed online by Prof. Dr. Carola Lentz, President of the Goethe-Institut, and Prof. Reinhart Meyer-Kalkus delivered the laudatory speech in recognition of the honoree. A concert for sho, flute, and saxophone with works by Toshio Hosokawa concluded the event.more
For his music building bridges between cultures, Toshio Hosokawa has been awarded the Goethe Medal.
Before the series of concerts celebrating Philippe Manoury's 70th birthday comes to an end, there are two important premieres to come: On 9 December, the Ensemble intercontemporain under François-Xavier Roth will perform Grammaires du sonore and Four Songs from Kein Licht at the Philharmonie de Paris.