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!
Enjott's new CD-Recording in Krasnoyarsk/SiberiaORCHESTRAL AFFAIRS IN SUMMER 2018: My second CD-recording with the Siberian State Symphony Orchestra (cond.: Vladimir Lande) in Krasnoyarsk: together with the saxophone quartet CLAIR OBSCUR from Berlin we enjoyed highlights in the philharmonic concert...but also highlights with impressive excursions in the monumental siberian landscape: at the border of River Jenissei with its 4000 km, or in the mountains visiting the Rock Pillars...one oft the most spirituel locations in Siberia.
MARCO POLO – a monumental opera in Guangzhou & BeijingExciting News in may 2018: Sometimes silent as my election as official member of the „Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts“ or my nomination as „Honorary Artistic Advisor“ of Guangzhou Opera House. Sometimes with frenetic applause as the performances of my opera MARCO POLO (composed and sung in chinese language) in Guangzhou and Beijing. All over China it was a sensation in media and cultural life.
Latest CD „MAGIC OF IRREALITY“ WERGO/NaxosEnthusiastic reviews of the latest CD „MAGIC OF IRREALITY“ at Label WERGO distributed by NAXOS with two double concertos, recorded october 2017 with Siberian State Symphony Orchestra (Vladimir Lande, conductor) in Krasnoyarsk: Jiemin Yan (Erhu) and Wen-Sinn Yang (Cello) playing ISOLDE & TRISTAN, Otto Sauter (piccolo trumpet) and Sergei Nakariakov (flugelhorn) playing DREAMDANCERS.
Turbulent and wild..... but a creative summer 2017During my intense work with Chinese language, culture and history while composing the MARCO POLO opera, some very personal insights also happened. For example, the Chinese proverb: "If the roots are deep, the wind is not to be feared". In fact, even impossible things can be accomplished if everything is deeply rooted in one's own will and nature.
News Fall 2016 until Spring 2017"Creativity as a whirlwind, news from end 2016 to spring 2017". So many concerts and world premieres, encounters with people and (natural) musicians, composition of new works, projects, ideas.