2010 Praemium Imperiale

Today, September 14, the names of the 5 new Praemium Imperiale Laureates announced in London, Berlin, Rome, Paris, New York and Tokyo. The 5 recipients are as follows: - Enrico Castellani, Painting | - Rebecca Horn, Sculpture | Ito Toyo, Architecture | Maurizio Pollini, Music | Sophia Loren, Theatre/film | The artists are recognized and awarded for their achievements, for the impact they have had internationally on the arts, and for their role in enriching the global community. Each laureate receives an honorarium of 15 million yen, and a diploma and medal will be presented by honorary patron of the Japan Art Association Prince Hitachi in an awards ceremony held in Tokyo on October 13, 2010. The Grant for Young Artists has been also announced on September 14 in Tokyo, and 2010 recipient of the Grant is Asian Youth Orchestra based in Hong Kong. The Orchestra will receive 5 million yen to assist their efforts to help young musicians. Info: www.praemiumimperiale.org