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Bruno Monsaingeon honoured with the EBU-IMZ Lifetime Achievement Award 2018

Author: IMZ International Music + Media Centre

In recognition of a lifetime devoted to excellence in producing music films, EBU and IMZ honour Bruno Monsaingeon with the EBU-IMZ Lifetime Achievement Award during the International Television Festival Golden Prague.

  • Bruno Monsaingeon honoured with the EBU-IMZ Lifetime Achievement Award 2018 | Copyright: © IMZ / Alexis Joly / Czech Television

    © IMZ / Alexis Joly / Czech Television

“It is with utmost pleasure that we celebrate the contribution of extraordinary luminaries to the cultural film landscape by awarding the EBU-IMZ Lifetime Achievement Award together with the EBU Music + Dance Experts Group.", says Arild Erikstad, President of the IMZ.

Bruno Monsaingeon is a Paris-based concert violinist, writer and film director who, while still active in the field of performance has, in the last four decades, devoted a large part of this time to the making of musical films.

His filmed profiles of some of the legendary performers of our time (Yehudi Menuhin, Glenn Gould, Sviatoslav Richter, David Oistrakh, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau) have gained worldwide acclaim. Many of his films have won prestigious awards at International Festivals, and are available on DVD. His new film Mstislav Rostropovich, the indomitable bow will be released in autumn 2018.

"We could not think of anyone better suited for this year’s EBU-IMZ Lifetime Achievement Award than Bruno Monsaingeon. His legacy does not only lie in his outstanding productions featuring legendary performers like Yehudi Menuhin, Glenn Gould or Sviatoslav Richter but also in his intimate, personal style of filming and his distinct and elegant approach to storytelling that continues to inspire music lovers and film makers for decades to come.“, IMZ President Arild Erikstad continues.

Thank you, Bruno Monsaingeon, for your immense impact on the performing arts in audiovisual media!

SELECTED PRODUCTIONS BY EBU-IMZ LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNER BRUNO MONSAINGEON

Bruno Monsaingeon Edition Vol. 1

EuroArts Music International

This luxury Bruno Monsaingeon Edition about the once-in-a-century singer Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau includes 6 DVDs and a hardcover book.

Bruno Monsaingeon Edition Vol. 2

EuroArts Music International

Bruno Monsaingeon, probably the most outstanding music filmmaker, has documented life and work of the greatest artists of our time: Yehudi Menuhin.

Glenn Gould plays Bach

Clasart Classic

In 1980 and 1981, pianist Glenn Gould made three video recordings devoted to Johann Sebastian Bach's keyboard music.

Glenn Gould – Hereafter

EuroArts Music International

HEREAFTER is a retrospective of the life and work of Glenn Gould, seen from today's point of view.

Mstislav Rostropovich, the indomitable bow

Audiovisual Division / Naxos Deutschland

Bruno Monsaingeon’s remarkable film gathers rare archives and new testimonies from his daughters, Olga and Elena Rostropovich, and his friends.

Piotr Anderszewski – Unquiet Traveller

EuroArts Music International

On the borderline between documentary & fiction, this "road movie" is a winter train journey across Poland with a piano installed on board.

Richter L’Insoumis – A film by Bruno Monsaingeon

EuroArts Music International

Sviatoslav Richter, one of the greatest pianists of all time, breaks his life-long silence and allows an interview in this autobiographical film.

Congratulations, Bruno Monsaingeon!

EuroArts Music International

Congratulations, Bruno! The Monsaingeon Celebrations will start, thank you for our beautiful musical journey.

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