Laureates 2007

Present - Contemporary Music

Zubin Mehta

Zubin Mehta

Zubin Mehta, who has just celebrated his 70th birthday, is one of the world`s leading conductors. He is a vivid symbol of today`s cross-cultural world and a living proof of the power of music to bridge different cultures and to break social and political barriers.

His tremendous sense of social responsibility has taken his music from India to Buchenwald - from Sarajevo to the Palestinian territories. He has sought to develop the universal

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Pascal Dusapin

Pascal Dusapin

Pascal Dusapin (born in 1955) is an outstanding figure within the world of contemporary music, where he is regularly performed by highly specialized ensembles and is a leader working with the most prestigious musical institutions.

In the last five years, he has received commissions from La Scala, Paris Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Berlin Philharmonic. Beethovenfest in Bonn, the Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, the

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