Glasutti Music Award Winner Sir Simon Reit At The London Olympics Opening Ceremony

At 21:02 local time in London on the 27th, the opening ceremony of the 30th London Olympic Games in 2012 debuted in the ‘London Bowl’. During the opening ceremony, British conductor Sir Simon Rattle directed the soundtrack theme of the ‘Chariot of Fire’ movie, while Mr. Dou became a keyboard player in the orchestra. This scene became the highlight of the crowd during the opening ceremony of the London Olympics.
    Simon Rattle is the sixth permanent conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker and is also the artistic director of the orchestra. He studied piano, percussion and orchestra conducting at the Royal Conservatory for 17 years and graduated in 1974. In the same year he won the first prize of the International ‘John Musician’ Conducting Contest, and in 1980 he was appointed Chief Conductor of the Birmingham City Symphony Orchestra. Since 2002, Simon Rattle has been the artistic director and chief conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic. On June 3, 2011, Germany’s top watch brand Glashütte awarded the Berlin Philharmonic and his chief conductor Simon Rattle the 2011 Glashütte Music Award.
     The Glashütte Music Awards were established in 2004 by the Dresden Music Festival and the German top watch brand Glashütte. This award is given to artists who have made significant contributions to artistic creation. The Glashütte Music Award Lifetime Achievement Awards include: the famous German conductor Kurt Masur, the American dancer John Neumeier, and the German opera conductor Jurch Hertz (Joachim Herz), Latvian violinist Gidon Kremer and German singer Christa Ludwig. Glashütte Music Award Trophy
    With the conductor Gustava Dudamel receiving the Glashütte Music Award in 2009, the award has a new meaning. This is the first time that the Glashütte Music Award has been awarded to a young artist who has made a significant contribution, with the aim of encouraging more young talents. The Glashütte Music Award trophy was produced by two apprentices of the Glashütte brand Alfred Hevig Watchmaking School. Every year 12 young watchmakers and 3 toolmakers graduate from this watchmaking school. The design of the trophy is a combination of traditional watchmaking technology and modern materials. The upper part of the trophy is a flying tourbillon representing the highest level of watchmaking technology-invented in 1920 by Alfred Hevig, a lecturer at the watchmaking school in the German town of Glashütte.
    Glashütte is Germany’s top mechanical watch brand. Its full range of models are equipped with homemade high-end movements. 165 years of German watchmaking heritage. Glashütte is a symbol of original and high-quality watches, and a natural reflection of Germany’s outstanding achievements in engineering and manufacturing.

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