On June 7, 2015, Portuguese Fado singer Marisa held a personal special concert at the Albertinu Museum of Art, which received a warm response from the audience and painted for this year’s Dresden Music Festival. On a successful period. After the concert, the director of the Dresden Festival Jan Vogler and Mr. Yann Gamard, the global president of Glashütte Original presented her the twelfth Glashütte Original Music festival award trophy. As in previous years, the trophy was produced by two apprentices from the Alfred Hevig Watch School in Saxony, and the two watchmakers and Marisa and the awarding guests were on the stage of the award ceremony.
Marissa commented: ‘I am honored to receive this award. I am especially pleased that this will make the world pay more attention to our traditional music form. I sincerely hope that Fado art will spread to more countries in the world And the region, especially I hope it will be more familiar to more young people. Thanks again to the Glashütte Original and the Dresden Music Festival for awarding me this honor! ‘
Marisa received a prize of 25,000 Euros for reaching out to all ages around the world and learning about Fado’s outstanding contribution. ‘Marissa is the most famous Fado singer today. In 2011, Fado art was included in the list of intangible cultural heritage of mankind by UNESCO. Mary Sha has made outstanding contributions as a spokesperson for Fado art throughout Europe. Therefore, she is truly deserved to win the Grand Glashütte Original Music Festival Award. ‘
At the same time, Marissa is also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, and for her artistic achievements won the Knight Order of Ordem do Infante Dom Enrique, one of the most important cultural honors in Portugal. In addition, she has been awarded the Chevalier de l’ Ordre des Arts et Lettres by the French government. In addition, the famous director Carlos Saura’s film ‘Fado’ is based on her, and the BBC documentary ‘The History of Marissa and Fado’ also reported her deeds.
The Glashütte Original Music Festival Awards recognize the winners for their tremendous achievements in popularizing classical music education and encouraging young musicians. By 2015, this is the 12th year that watchmaking brand Glashütte Original has sponsored the festival. Glashütte Original and the Dresden Music Festival jointly awarded a prize of 25,000 Euros to the winners. The list of winners has been glorious, including Gustavo Dudamel, Sir Simon Rattle, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Hélène Grimaud ), Thomas Quasthoff, and Hilary Hahn.
As mentioned earlier, the trophy for the Glashütte Original Music Festival Awards was still produced by two apprentices from the Glashütte Alfred Heweg Watchmaking School. The school belongs to Glashütte Original, and since its establishment 13 years ago, it has continuously cultivated watchmakers and toolmakers. The shape of the trophy perfectly combines traditional watchmaking techniques with modern materials. A flying tourbillon with 18 tiny balance wheel screws symbolizes the watchmaker’s superb skills. This super complicated and sophisticated flying tourbillon was invented by the master of clocks Alfred Hevig around 1920. It has been regarded as the highest art form in the watch industry.