La Biennale di Venezia has attributed the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement to Spanish composer Luis de Pablo.
“The Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement is an acknowledgment to the masterful opus of the greatest living Spanish composer: Luis de Pablo. A consummate artist who has catalyzed the most significant experiences of contemporary languages into an extremely personal, profound and expressive idiom that turns to ‘mixed’ genres as one of its preferred areas of inquiry. His fertile craftsmanship has often merged the experiences of western contemporary music with the concerns of extra-European music for which the Master has always had a particular predilection. A great teacher and popularizer, Luis de Pablo must also be credited for having brought to Spain, at a time of political turmoil, a powerful idea of freedom of expression not limited to the field of art”.
(Ivan Fedele, Artistic Director of the Music department of La Biennale di Venezia)
Luis de Pablo will open the 64th International Festival of Contemporary Music (September 25th) with a concert dedicated to his music and performed by the Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto conducted by Marco Angius. The concert is scheduled at the Teatro alle Tese on the occasion of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement award ceremony.