#ECHOKLASSIK2016

THOMAS GOTTSCHALK IS HOSTING THE ECHO KLASSIK 2016

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#ECHOKLASSIK2016

THOMAS GOTTSCHALK IS HOSTING THE ECHO KLASSIK 2016

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THE SUBMISSION PERIOD IS OVER - NOW THE JURY DECIDES

THOMAS GOTTSCHALK IS HOSTING THE ECHO KLASSIK 2016
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NEWS: Thomas Gottschalk to host the ECHO Klassik 2016

Germany's public TV broadcaster ZDF announced that Thomas Gottschalk will host the ECHO Klassik 2016 awards show. After 2010 and 2011, this year will mark the third time that Gottschalk will act as master of ceremonies for the gala event, which will take place on 9 October at the Konzerthaus in Berlin. The ECHO Klassik brings together national and international classical music stars and is one of the most prestigious music prizes in the world. The event is organized by the German Phono Academy, which functions as the cultural branch of Germany's Federal Music Industry Association (BVMI). The ZDF, which has been the ECHO Klassik's media partner for 20 years, will broadcast the gala that same evening at 10pm.
Dr. Florian Drücke, Managing Director of the BVMI: "Thomas Gottschalk is not only one of Germany's greatest hosts and entertainers; he is also a huge, self-confessed classical music fan. He embodies a superb combination of the two fields, thus guaranteeing tremendous media coverage for the ECHO Klassik and for classical music in general. At the same time, we can also be sure that the ECHO Klassik gala event will be in the best hands possible. Thomas Gottschalk has already twice proven that large-scale TV entertainment and classical music need not be mutually exclusive, plus he made a very moving appearance as a guest speaker last year. With this in mind, we have already joined ZDF in looking forward to a fantastic evening in October!" [more]

THE ECHO Klassik 2015

The 2015 ECHO Klassik awards presentation was held on 18 October as part of a gala event at the Konzerthaus in Berlin. The ECHO is one of the most important prizes in the field of classical music and was handed out this year for the 22nd time in a row.

The event is organized by the Deutsche Phono-Akademie, which acts as the cultural arm of Germany's Federal Music Industry Association (BVMI). Nina Eichinger and Rolando Villazón performed their co-hosting duties to perfection and took the audience on an informed and entertaining journey through the gala evening. Following the awards ceremony, a number of the prize-winners joined the hosts, guest speakers and many leading figures drawn from art, culture, business, politics and society at the ECHO Klassik Night. [more]

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