Musical director Noam Sheriff gets Italian prize

Sheriff was cited for his dedication to promoting friendship between Israel and Italy.

April 20, 2009 10:51


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Noam Sheriff, the musical director of the Haifa Symphony Orchestra, is the recipient of a special excellence prize by the Israel at 60 foundation, which is run under the auspices of Italy's culture minister. He was given the award in a gala ceremony last week in Rome. Sheriff was cited for his dedication to promoting friendship between Israel and Italy. Other winners at the ceremony were Israel Prize winner and sculptor Dani Karavan; film director Joseph Cedar; writer Zvi Yanai; historian, poet and art critic Arturo Schwarz; and Technion laboratory head Shulamit Levenberg.

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