ORLANDO DI LASSO MEDAL - Regensburg 2018
...and some thoughts about Honors & Awards
Only at a certain age your life’s work is perceived and honored... – a circumstance that surely gives pleasure but also can unsettle one with the feeling of being an old man! ... So I got even in 2015 at the International Festival „Soundtrack Cologne“ a Honorary Prize for the Lifetime Achievement. And in march 2016 I was awarded the title of a honorary professor at Amazonas University in Manaus/Brazil. And now in 2018 there are some more honors:
On 5th of may 2018 II was invited to be the Honorary Artistic Adviser of the Guangzhou opera house (worldfamous and built by Zaha Hadid)... also with relief imprint of the hand for the Hall of Fame.
On 8th of may 2018 I was elected honorably as an official member of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Art in Munich
On 22nd of october Enjott Schneider will be awarded in Regensburg – together with Roland Büchner (Domkapellmeister at Regensburg Cathedral) with the ORLANDO DI LASSO-MEDALLE by ACV – Allgemeiner Caecilienverein Deutschland: This is the highest award for Sacred Music and is given internationally by unanimous decision of the three countries Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
My gratitude for all these attentions!
New CD in summer 2020: ..............FLUTE STORIESRecorded in january 2020 in Katowice/Poland and now released in summer 2020: FLUTE STORIES... about Water, Trees, and a Chinese Concubine... with Lukasz Dlugosz & Agata Kielar Dlugosz (flutes) Silesian Chamber Orchestra & Silesian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Miroslaw Jacek Blaszczyk
Monography ENJOTT SCHNEIDER published as book by Allitera-VerlagIm Juli 2020 neu erschienen: Die Buch-Monographie über ENJOTT SCHNEIDER (im Allitera-Verlag) aus der Reihe Komponisten in Bayern. Dokumente musikalischen Schaffens im 20. und 21. Jahrhundert, Band 66. Es ist ein spannendes Lesebuch über ein ganz und gar der Musik gewidmetes Leben geworden, - mit einem Fototeil.
New CD: KRASNOYARSK COUNTERPOINTSWith Label WERGO (Distribution: NAXOS) released in february 2020: two freshly composed Concertos, - the one with Reinhold Friedrich, who is playing extraordinary with three types of trumpets in the same composition, - the other with an usual combination of instruments in a double concerto. Artem Chirkov (Soloist of St. Peterburg Philharmony) plays his double bass from low to the highest violin-like ranges....And Mikhail Dzyudze, a multitalent beetween Folk, Rock & Classic, plays on his Contrabass-Balalaika... a gigantic and really unknown instrument.
Mai 2020: INSIDE THE WORLD - MUSIK NACH INNENJust for my 70th anniversary released at Label ambiente audio: INSIDE THE WORLD - MUSIK NACH INNEN with some Highlights from the CD-series "Enjott Schneider - Sacred Music"
COMPOSING AGAINST... AND DESPITE THE CORONA-VIRUSTwo "Corona works" were created around the virus, rehearsed via online rehearsals, and soon - finally - played live in the concert hall: For Beijing Symphony Orchestra in China the composition WUHAN 2020 SYMPHONIC POEM FOR ORCHESTRA, and for the Silesian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra in Katovice/Poland a work "IN MEMORIAM PENDERECKI": MAZURKA TRISTE.