The Ambassador of the State of Israel, H.E. Mordechai Rodgold, and the Wolf Foundation invited to the Wolf Prize Awarding to Olga Neuwirth – Wolf Prize Laureate in Music, 2021 at the residence of the State of Israel in Vienna.
The Austrian composer, visual artist and author received the Wolf Prize Award in the presence of Mag. Jürgen Meindl, Head of Section for Art and Culture at the BMKOES, Ambassador H.E. DDr. Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, DG of International Cultural Policy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Prof. Dan Shechtman, Chairperson of the Wolf Foundation and Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry and Wolf Prize Laureate in Physics as well as Reut Inon-Bermann, Director of the Wolf Foundation.
Since 1978, The Wolf Foundation awards the acclaimed, international Wolf Prize. The acclaimed Wolf Prize is awarded to outstanding scientists and artists from around the world, (regardless of nationality, race, colour, religion, sex or political views) for achievements in the interest of mankind and friendly relations amongst peoples. The scientific categories of the prize include Medicine, Agriculture, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics. The Prize’s art categories include Painting and Sculpting, Music and Architecture. The prize laureates are selected by international Jury Committees which comprise world-renowned professionals from all over the world. The prize in each field consists of a certificate and a monetary award of $100,000. To date, 345 scientists and artists from all over the globe have been honored. The prize presentation [usually] takes place at a special ceremony at the Knesset (Israel´s Parliament), in Jerusalem. (More Info: https://wolffund.org.il/the-wolf-prize/) Due to the pandemic, the ceremony couldn’t be held in the usual manner in Jerusalem in 2021. The awarding to Olga Neuwirth is therefore taking place in Vienna, in collaboration with the Embassy of the State of Israel.