PRESS RELEASE: CAMILLE AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT GOES TO MAESTRO ENNIO MORRICONE
3rd February 2020
The European Composer and Songwriter Alliance (ECSA) is pleased to announce that Maestro Ennio Morricone has been awarded the Camille Award for Lifetime Achievement. The award ceremony will take place on February 3rd in Brussels at Theatre du Vaudeville.
The Camille Awards – European Film Composer Awards are a set of awards given to composers of exceptional pieces of film and audio-visual music. For this year’s special edition of the Camille Awards, one prominent Award-winning film composer was selected to receive the “Lifetime Achievement” award. The steering group consisting of delegates from the ECSA FFACE (Film and Audiovisual Committee) has been in charge of the nomination.
In making this special lifetime achievement award, ECSA celebrates and recognises Maestro Ennio Morricone’s outstanding career and a body of work that has had a profound influence on the world of film music. The award acknowledges not only the maestro’s remarkable output across a wide range of musical genres, but also his unstinting efforts in defending and promoting authors’ rights.
The Camille Awards have achieved considerable fame over the years and they provide an excellent opportunity for film music composers to be recognised for their work, with more than fifteen composers being already rewarded with this prize. This year’s award ceremony will be held in the evening of February 3rd after the Creators Conference 2020. During the award ceremony, Gilda Buttà (piano), Luca Pincini (cello) and Paolo Zampini (flute), three acclaimed soloists that have been working with the Maestro, will play Ennio Morricone’s most prominent themes and melodies.
ECSA travelled to Rome, Italy to personally hand the composer the Award as he has been unable to travel. As he was accepting the award, the Maestro thanked ECSA’s community of creators and reminded everyone how “composing film music is difficult because it can be right in so many different ways”. ECSA’s heartfelt thanks go to Maestro Morricone, both for the wonderful music he has given us and for being an inspiration for future generations of creators.
PC: Alfons Karabuda
The European Composer and Songwriter Alliance (ECSA) consists of a network of more than 60 organizations working together towards improving social and economic development of music creation in Europe through equitable commercial conditions for composers and songwriters. It sets out to defend and promote the rights of authors of music at national, European and international level by any legal means.
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