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January 12, 2023

The retiring Franz-Xaver Ohnesorg of the Ruhr Piano Festival has made his parting act a special award to a violinist.

‘It’s the 15th time she’s here with us,’ he said ‘and each of her performances is a unique experience. In March 2022, weeks into the war, she gave a benefit concert for Ukrainian children. She is now being honoured by a piano festival…

Who gets most out of giving her a questionable prize?

Ohnesorg is a former boss of Carnegie Hall and the Berlin Philharmonic.

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