Arab-Jewish orchestra gets prize

The Arab-Jewish Youth Orchestra was formed in 2002, and since then has performed around Israel and the world.

June 15, 2009 10:42


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The Arab-Jewish Youth Orchestra is the winner of 2009's Würth Prize, worth €20,000. The prize is awarded annually by the German Würth Group to individuals or projects that have excelled in the music sphere. Last year's prize went to Gustavo Dudamel; past recipients include Philip Glass, Tabea Zimmerman and Claudio Abbado. This year's prize will be handed out in a ceremony in Berlin on June 29; representing the Arab-Jewish Youth Orchestra will be its founder and director, Dr. Meir Wiesel, and five selected musicians from the group. The orchestra was chosen following a tour in Germany in October 2008. It was formed in 2002, and since then has performed around Israel and the world.

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