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Kossuth Prize 2015 Winners are Announced

Kossuth Prize 2015The Kossuth Prize is a state-sponsored award in Hungary, named after the Hungarian politician and revolutionary Lajos Kossuth. The Prize was established in 1948 by the Hungarian National Assembly, to acknowledge outstanding personal and group achievements in the fields of science, culture and the arts, as well as in the building of Socialism in general.
In 1963, the domain was restricted to culture and the arts. Now, it is regarded as the most prestigious cultural award in Hungary, and is awarded by the President.
This year’s Kossuth Prizes were handed out by the president of Hungary on 14 March, one day before the Hungarian national holiday 15 March. Fono is glad to acknowledge that recipients include several world and folk musicians.

Here is the full list of Winner for Kossuth Prize 2015 :

Kossuth Grand Prize

Winners Work
Anna Jokai Writer and essayist, regular member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts, former Kossuth Prize recipient

Regular Kossuth Prize recipients:

Barati, Kristof Franz Liszt Prize-winning violinist, corresponding member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts
Beres, Janos Recorder player, ethnomusicologist, music pedagogue.
Bohus, Zoltan Munkacsy Prize-winning glass sculptor, Merited Artist of the Hungarian Republic
Boraros, Imre Retired actor, member of the ethnic Hungarian Jokai Theatre in Komarno (SK)
Dobai, Peter Attila Jozsef Prize-winning writer, regular member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts
Hamori, Ildiko Mari Jaszai Prize-winning actress, Eminent Artist of the Hungarian Republic
Hegedus, Endre Pianist, professor of the Franz Liszt Academy of Music
Javori, Ferenc “Fegya” Composer and musician, leader of Budapest Klezmer Band
Kiss B., Attila Franz Liszt Prize-winning opera singer, regular member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts
Kobzos Kiss, Tamas Franz Liszt Prize-winning musician, folk music teacher, regular member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts
Koti, Arpad Mari Jaszai Prize-winning actor, member of the Csokonai National Theater in Debrecen
Kovacs, Kati Singer, lyricist, actress
Macsai, Pal Mari Jaszai Prize-winning actor and director, director of the István orkeny Theater
Mocsenyi, Mihaly Szechenyi Prize-winning architect, Professor Emeritus of the Corvinus University of Budapest
Nemeth, Janos Munkacsy Prize-winning ceramist, Merited Artist of the Hungarian Republic
Orban, Gyorgy Ferenc Erkel Prize-winning composer, Associate Professor of the Franz Liszt Academy of Music
Snetberger, Ferenc guitarist, composer
Takacs, Klara Franz Liszt Prize-winning opera singer
Temesi, Ferenc Attila Jozsef Prize-winning writer, regular member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts
Timar, Sandor Retired choreographer, folkdance teacher

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