Classical 91.5

Beethoven Prize

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It has just been announced that Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero has been awareded the Beethoven Prize for Human Rights, Peace, Freedom, Poverty Reduction and Inclusion for 2018, which takes into account an artist's engagement in the broader society outside the concert hall.

Gabriela said in a Facebook post, "I am very grateful for this prestigious award, if only because it will offer one more opportunity to give public voice to the millions of Venezuelans suffering the gravest imaginable consequences of a narco-mafia autocracy."