Seguso Vetri d’Arte, always supporting Art, has been close to the “A Life in Music” Award for years. In 2018 Seguso VA paid homage to the soprano Mariella Devia, one of the greatest diva of Italian belcanto, with an artwork in Murano glass that, like music, becomes a universal symbol of harmony.
On May, the precious vase representing the centuries-old wisdom and value of Murano art, was handed by Gianluca Seguso, President and CEO of “Seguso Vetri d’Arte”, in a very evocative setting: the Sale Apollinee at the Teatro La Fenice, in Venice.
“At the core of our activity is the desire to share art, to spread and support the culture of beauty – he said – it is therefore an honor for me to present the award to a great Italian interpreter who, during his career, has given us all so much emotion and beauty.”
The prestigious award was created in 1979 by Bruno Tosi to celebrate the most prominent personalities of the international music scene and has reached its thirty-first edition this year. The name of Mariella Devia is now added to Arthur Rubinstein, Andrés Segovia, Karl Böhm, Carlo Maria Giulini, Yehudi Menuhin, Mstislav Rostropovič, Gianandrea Gavazzeni e Franco Ferrara, Nathan Milstein, Leonard Bernstein e Francesco Siciliani, Nikita Magaloff, Isaac Stern, Maurizio Pollini, Rajna Kabaivanska e Luca Ronconi, Salvatore Accardo, Claudio Abbado, Carla Fracci e Renzo Piano, Ruggero Raimondi, Pier Luigi Pizzi, Zubin Mehta, Alfred Brendel, Claudio Scimone e I Solisti Veneti, Daniel Barenboim, Carlo Bergonzi, Gidon Kremer, Aldo Ciccolini, Myung-Whun Chung, Salvatore Sciarrino, Yuri Temirkanov, Sir Jeffrey Tate e Sir John Eliot Gardiner: a golden book of absolute prestige that confirms the stature of the Prize and markes the special relationship between the city of Venice and great music.
Once again, with a sense of responsibility and awareness of being heirs to a centuries-old tradition, the 23rd generation Seguso is close to its territory and to the institutions committed to promoting Italian Culture.