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June 2015

Portuguese Fado Mariza Won The 12th Glashütte Original Music Festival Award

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For the twelfth consecutive year, the famous German watchmaking brand Glashütte Original and the Dresden Music Festival jointly presented the Glashütte Original Music Festival Award in recognition of outstanding contributions in this field. musician. In the end, Fado’s global spokesperson, Portuguese queen Mariza, became the twelfth prize winner.

   Fado is a well-known traditional folk ballad in Portugal. In November 2011, it was listed by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity. Jan Vogler, director of the Dresden Festival, commented: ‘Mariza is a contemporary spokesperson for the traditional Portuguese folk ballad Fado. As an outstanding artist, she has exposed more people to Fado’s rich traditional meaning through her performances.
   As in previous years, the trophy was produced by two apprentices from Glashütte’s original Alfred Hevig Watchmaking School. The design of the trophy combines traditional craftsmanship and modern materials. The ultra-complex flying tourbillon with 18 counterweight screws is a perfect symbol of watchmaker’s superb skills. The flying tourbillon was invented in 1920 by German watchmaker Alfred Hevig, and is an outstanding representative of the outstanding achievements of watchmaking art.
   On June 7, Mariza will hold a personal concert at the Albertinu Museum of Art (this is also the last concert of this year’s Dresden Music Festival), when she will officially receive the Glasutti Original Music Festival Award .


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