Awarded by the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mr. Joachim Gauck
The first award EUROPAMUSICALE Music Prize 2013, endowed with 3,000 €, goes to the jazz musicians Kestutis Vaiginis. Vaiginis is one of the outstanding jazz saxophonists and composers of the younger generation of Lithuania, who enriches the variety of creating music in his country with his high art. His compositions are an important stimulus for the young jazz scene in his country. The price is supposed to be an incentive to maintain the musical tradition of his native country and to preserve and to promote their artistic diversity.
The independent, transnational European Cultural Foundation EUROPAMUSICALE promotes cultural exchange in Europe with the well-understood language of music and wants to contribute to the "construction of the European house" about getting to know the musical diversity.