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Nobel Media and EuroArts Co-Operate to Produce the 2008 Nobel Prize Concert

4 December 2008

Nobel Media AB, the company responsible for producing the official Nobel TV programmes, and EuroArts, the leading worldwide independent producer of audiovisual classical music programmes and a Member of the Medici Group, will co-produce the international TV production of the Nobel Prize Concert on December 8, 2008.

From the Concert, a programme will be distributed internationally by Medici Arts on TV and also made into a special DVD. Included are interviews with the 2008 Nobel Laureates who have a special interest in music, Harald zur Hausen, Martin Chalfie, Roger Y. Tsien and Paul Krugman, as well as an interview with the conductor, Sir John Eliot Gardiner. In Sweden, The Nobel Prize Concert will be broadcast partly live and in full at a later date.

Camilla Hyltén-Cavallius, Chief Executive Officer, Nobel Media, says: "We are proud of the history and the success of the Nobel Prize Concert which has been broadcast in Sweden for many years. We are confident that this classical musical event can be a key feature of the international classical music calendar and we hope that through our co-operation with EuroArts, it will be appreciated by audiences worldwide."

Paul Smaczny, Managing Director of EuroArts Music, adds: "We're thrilled to audiovisually record one of the most prestigious concert events in the world and look forward to a long-term and fruitful co-operation with Nobel Media."

The Nobel Prize Concert is a concert of classical music of the highest international quality and produced in partnership with the Stockholm Concert Hall. It is an annual event reintroduced in 2005 and has included artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Renée Fleming and Lang Lang. The concert is primarily held in honour of the year's Nobel Laureates, who attend together with their parties, the Swedish Royal Family and the guests of the Nobel Foundation.

The Nobel Prize Concert is an externally financed project sponsored by DnB NOR, Statkraft and LG Electronics.

Information about the 2008 Nobel Prize Concert:

Title: Nobel Prize Concert 2008
Date of Production: December 8, 2008
Type of Production: Concert recording
Place of Production: Stockholm Concert Hall, Sweden
Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra: Swedish Royal Philharmonic
Choirs: Monteverdi Choir / Eric Ericson's Chamber Choir
Soloists: Miah Persson (soprano), Ann Hallenberg (alto), Helge Rönning (tenor), Peter Mattei (bass)
Programme: A. Dvořák: Symphony N° 7, W.A. Mozart: Mass in C minor
Length of Programme: approx. 100 minutes

Performing artists: Sir John Eliot Gardiner, the Swedish Royal Philharmonic, the Monteverdi Choir, the Eric Ericson's Chamber Choir, Miah Persson, Ann Hallenberg, Helge Rönning, Peter Mattei.

Press Contacts

Nobel Media
Merci Olsson
Marketing and Communications Manager
Tel: +(46) 738 52 35 95

Frank Gerdes
Tel: +49 (0) 341 - 14 0 84-21


About Nobel Media AB
Nobel Media AB is a company entrusted with managing and developing rights connected with the Nobel Prizes in the areas of TV/web production, distribution, publishing and events. The Nobel Programme portfolio comprises a number of documentaries and TV-productions: The Nobel Prize Award Ceremonies in Stockholm and Oslo, The Nobel Banquet, Nobel Documentaries, Nobel Minds, Nobel Highlights.  These programmes are distributed globally under the name Nobel Prize Series and reach a large audience.

Nobel Media®, Nobel Prize Series®, Nobel Prize® and the Nobel Prize® medal design mark are registered trademarks of the Nobel Foundation.

About EuroArts
EuroArts Music International, a member of the MEDICI Group, is a leading worldwide independent producer of audiovisual classical music programs for television and DVD. Multi-camera music events have been produced in countries all over the world, including China, Japan, Israel, Palestine, Turkey, Argentina, and Venezuela. Since 1990 EuroArts Music has cooperated with the Berlin Philharmonic on annual concert events. It also maintains close relationships with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Berlin Staatskapelle, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. EuroArts Music has enduring relationships with conductors Daniel Barenboim, Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Chailly, Sir Simon Rattle, and Pierre Boulez.

In 2005 EuroArts produced "The Ramallah concert" with Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. In 2006 EuroArts telecast the first international live broadcast of a classical concert from China, when Chinese pianist Lang Lang and the China Philharmonic Orchestra performed Mozart in the concert hall in Peking's Forbidden City. In 2006 EuroArts Music received the International Emmy Award 2006 for Paul Smaczny's film Knowledge Is the Beginning - Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra.


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