The Kavli Prize Award Ceremony
It is a great pleasure for the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters to extend invitations to the second Kavli Prize Award Ceremony on the 7th of September. The event will take place at Oslo Concert Hall. Artist and former Minister of Culture Åse Kleveland, and the American actor, director and writer Alan Alda will be the Masters of Ceremonies, in addition to several perfoming artists.
The galla performance starts at 2 PM (Guests must arrive not later than 13.45), and the whole event will be filmed and broadcasted. Admission is free.
His Majesty King Harald will present the Kavli Prize to the eight laureates in Astrophysics, Nanoscience and Neuroscience.
The gala performance will unite science and culture in an event including a broad range of musical expressions, featuring young artists who have shown their excellence in music.
Åse Kleveland and Alan Alda
Åse Kleveland is an artist and former Minister of culture in Norway. From the age of ten she studied classical guitar, and had her artistic breakthrough in 1964. She became a very popular singer in the Nordic countries with numerous international performances in Europe and Asia. In November 1990 she was appointed Minister of culture, a position she held until 1996. Åse Kleveland has served as CEO of the Swedish Film Institute, and since 2006 she is Chief Executive of Concerts Norway, the national organisation for promotion and distribution of live music.
Alan Alda is an American actor, director and writer, and a six-time Emmy Award--winner. His long-time interest in science and in promoting a greater public understanding of science led him to hosting the award-winning PBS series Scientific American Frontiers for eleven years, on which he interviewed hundreds of scientists from around the world. In January 2010, he hosted a new science series on PBS called The Human Spark.
The orchestra Oslo Camerata is an "Ensemble in residence" at the renowned Barratt Due Institute of Music in Oslo. The orchestra is described as "Fresh, young experience - combining tradition and future".
Didrik Solli-Tangen is a norwegian tenor, and represented Norway in Eurovision Song Contest in 2010. He has made his mark as an opera singer both in Norway and in the US, and is currently a full-time student at the highly acclaimed Barratt Due Institute of performing arts in Oslo, besides performing concerts around the country.
Silvia Moi is a Norwegian soprano, and appeared early in her career on numerous international opera and concert stages. She has been performing as a soloist with all the major Norwegian symphony orchestras, and in 2007 she received prestigious StatoilHydro scholarship for classical musicians. She is currently in assignment with the Norwegian National Opera.
Kerson Leong , the 13 year old violinist has already won the Grand Prize at the Canadian Music Competition for four straight years, each time achieving the highest mark of any age group or instrument. Kerson Leong also won the junior prize in the prestigious Menuhin Competition 2010.
Trond Sagbakken, is a 13 year old acclaimed trumpeter. He won the 1. prize at the Norwegian youth music contest in 2009 for his accomplishments on the trumpet.
Where: Oslo Concert Hall, Munkedamsveien 14, Oslo
When: Tuesday 7. september. Guests must arrive not later than 13.45. The ceremony starts 14.00.
Admission is free.
The Kavli Laureates 2010
Ray Wilson and Roger Angel
and Nadrian Seeman
Thomas Südhof, Richard Scheller and James Rothman
Pictures from the 2008 Award Ceremony
Outside of Oslo Concert Hall.
Crown Prince Håkon presents the Kavli Prize to the neuroscience Laureates.
Fred Kavli and Tora Aasland.
All photos: Scanpix