Terje Tønnesen and NCO are announced as the winners of Lindeman prize 2013.
The NCO and its artistic director, Terje Tønnesen have been announced as the recipients of the Lindeman Prize, one of the most prestigious music awards in Norway. The chairman of the Lindeman Foundation, Einar Solbu stated "Terje Tonnesen is a phenomenal instrumentalist and an inspirational leader in his personal and uncompromising quest for new and "true" artistic expression, and the NCO holds an unique position in the Norwegian music scene and yet is perceived as constantly developing. "says Einar Solbu.
He believes the orchestra represents what an exciting and inventive programming means and that it has provided successful initiative for further developments of the concert form.
The award will be presented at the Academy on Friday, October 11th.
The interview with Terje Tonnesen, Kristina Kiss and orchestra director Per Erik Larsen Kise found here (available in Norwegian only).