De Ovatie (The Ovation) 2014, de VSCD Klassieke Muziekprijs, was awarded on December 19th during the festive concert “Christmas with Ludwig” in TivoliVredenburg. Simon Reinink, director of the Concertgebouw presented the prestigious prize to Peppie Wiersma, artistic director of Ludwig.
De Ovatie is awarded annually to an outstanding stage performance of a musician or ensemble that makes an important contribution to classical music in the Netherlands. Ludwig received this prize for the concert “Ludwig loves Barbara” that took place on April 5th in the Concertgebouw with soprano and conductor Barbara Hannigan.
Due to performances of Don Giovanni in Brussels Barbara was unable to attend the concert, but she surprised the public with a short speech projected on a large screen.