July 23, 2013 10:09
Chung Myung-whun, the principal conductor of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, was honored with the "Una Vita Nella Musica 2013" award by Italy's oldest opera house, Teatro La Fenice, on Saturday for his lifetime contribution to music.
It cited his wide repertoire of music and exceptional interpretation of operas among other reasons for giving the award.
Other recipients include conductor Daniel Barenboim, pianist Alfred Brendel, and violinist Gidon Kremer.
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