Riccardo Chailly, current conductor of the La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra of Milan and musical director of the Teatro himself, won the “A life for music 2019” award. Chailly will receive the award on June 20 at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, where he conducted the orchestra last nine years ago, in 2010, during a concert that included Brahms’ Second Symphony and Schönberg’s Kammersymphonie.
The award was created in 1979 to celebrate the most illustrious personalities of the international music scene. Since then, many personalities have received it. These include Rubinstein, Segovia, Böhm, Giulini, Menuhin, Rostropovič, and Gavazzeni, Ferrara, Milstein, Bernstein, Sicilians, Magaloff, Stern, Pollini, Kabaivanska and Ronconi, Accardo, Abbado, Fracci and Piano, Scimone and I Solisti Veneti, Barenboim , Bergonzi, Kremer, Chung, Sciarrino, just to name a few. To them, from June 20, will also be added the name of Riccardo Chailly.