Leonardo da Vinci International Award

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The Leonardo da Vinci International Award (Italian: Premio Internazionale Leonardo da Vinci) is an annual international prize named after Leonardo da Vinci, to award outstanding achievement by young people involved in the study of the sciences, technology, literature and the arts.[1][2] Among the disciplines recognised and rewarded so far have been painting, sculpture, music, geology, architecture, medicine and nuclear physics.[3] Its previous laureates include musicians Evelyn Glennie and Leonidas Kavakos.[4]

History[edit]

The Leonardo da Vinci International Award was founded in 1975 by the Rotary Club of Florence in collaboration with the Athens, Tours and Wien-Ring Rotary Clubs.

Since its foundation, seven more European Rotary clubs have joined the initiative:[5][6]

  • 1981: Madrid
  • 1983: Brussels
  • 1984: London
  • 1984: Würzburg
  • 1989: Amsterdam
  • 2006: Dublin
  • 2017: Copenhagen

As of July 2020, eleven Rotary Clubs in Europe participate in this award ceremony: Florence, Tours, Vienna, Athens, Madrid, Würzburg, Brussels, Amsterdam, London, Dublin and Copenhagen.

Ceremonies[edit]

Winners of the Leonardo da Vinci International Award [7]
Year Place Winner Subject
1975 Firenze – Palazzo Vecchio Ben Long[8] Painting
1976 Tours – Château Amboise Jean Guillaume Art History
1977 Athens – Aula Magna Stravos Valasakis and Constantinos Palaiologos Sculpture
1978 Vienna – Schwarzenberg Palace Otto Prohaska Medicine
1979 Firenze – Palazzo Vecchio Alberto Bologni Music
1980 Tours – Chateau Artigny Claude Naudion Medicine
1981 Madrid – Aula Magna Ferdinando López Vera Geology
1982 Athens – Senate Dimitris Sgouros Music
1983 Vienna – Schwarzenberg Palace Ingeborg Hochmair Medicine
1984 Firenze – Palazzo Vecchio Giovanni Buonvicini Physics
1985 Tours – Ockeghem Center Patrick Blettery Architecture
1986 Bruxelles – Palais Baidyanath Misra and Yves Elskens Physics
1987 London – Barbican Evelyn Glennie Music
1988 Würzburg – Residenz Dietrich Lorke Medicine
1989 Madrid – Escorial Julián Agut Sánchez Medicine
1990 Amsterdam – Niewe Kerk Joost van den Toorn Sculpture
1991 Athens – Herodus Theater Leonidas Kavakos Music
1992 Vienna – Prunksaal Helmut Deubner Architecture, Ecology
1993 Tours – Commerce School Frédéric Patat Astrophysics
1994 Firenze – Palazzo Vecchio Fabrizio Rossi Prodi Architecture
1995 Brussels – Royal Belge Johan Schmidt Music
1996 London – Buckingham Palace Joana Quinn Animate Drawer
1997 Würzburg – Marienberg Fort Klaus Ospald Music
1998 Madrid – Jardines Rodriguez Eig Omada Design
1999 Amsterdam – The Old Church Benoît Hermans Sculpture
2000 Athens – Old Parliament Nikos Frantzolas Painting
2001 Vienna – University of Vienna Renate Motschnig[9] Mathematics
2002 Tours – Palais des Congress Frédéric Brochet Enology
2003 Firenze – Palazzo Vecchio Roberto Vittori Astronaut
2004 Brussels – Palais des Académies Françoise Rosier Restoration
2005 London – Goldsmiths Company Sidsel Dorph-Jensen Silver Designer
2006 Würzburg – Residenz Rebecca Basile[10] Biology
2007 Madrid – Casa de Correos Emilio Benito García Emergency System Organization
2008 Amsterdam – Concert Hall Ties Rijcken[11] Architecture
2009 Athens – Parliament Dionysis Grammenos Music
2010 Vienna – University of Vienna Julius Brennecke[12] Medicine
2011 Dublin – Trinity College David OReilly (artist) Animation
2012 Tours – Grand Theatre Nicholas Monmarché Informatic
2013 Firenze – Palazzo Vecchio Nicola Salvioli[13] Restoration
2014 Brussels – Palais des Académies Monique Weis History
2015 London – Goldsmiths’ Hall John Saunders[14] Medicine
2016 Würzburg – Ludwig Maximillian University Stephan Bush[15] Engineering
2017 Madrid – Real Academia Espanola de Lengua Guillermo García-Calvo[16] Music
2018 Amsterdam – Rijksmuseum Boyan Slat[17] Technology
2019 Firenze – Palazzo Vecchio Simona Crea   Robotics
2021 Vienna – Palais Todesco Alma Deutscher[18]  Music

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Homepage". Premio Leonardo (in Italian). Retrieved 2020-01-04.
  2. ^ "Tributes to artists". The Rotarian International Magazine. Vol. 133, no. 6. Rotary International. December 1978. p. 40.
  3. ^ "Comune di Firenze - Le Notizie di Palazzo Vecchio". press.comune.fi.it. Retrieved 2020-01-07.
  4. ^ "Leonardo Da Vinci". Dublin. Retrieved 2020-06-30.
  5. ^ "Leonardo Da Vinci". Dublin. Retrieved 2020-07-03.
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  7. ^ "History". Premio Leonardo (in Italian). Retrieved 2020-01-04.
  8. ^ Bonner, Judith H.; Pennington, Estill Curtis (2013-01-14). The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 21: Art and Architecture. UNC Press Books. p. 365. ISBN 978-0-8078-6994-9.
  9. ^ "Österreich Journal, Ausgabe Nr. 172 vom 04. Juni 2001". www.oe-journal.at. 2001-06-04. Retrieved 2020-01-05.
  10. ^ "Main Post. Anlässlich der Verleihung des Premio Leonardo da Vinci". mainpost.de (in German). 2006-05-21. Retrieved 2020-01-05.
  11. ^ "Journal TU Delft". Nibs | TU Delta (in Dutch). Retrieved 2020-01-08.
  12. ^ "Austrian Academy of Sciences. Julius Brennecke receives the "Premio Leonardo da Vinci"". www.imba.oeaw.ac.at. Retrieved 2020-01-05.
  13. ^ "Comune di Firenze - Le Notizie di Palazzo Vecchio". press.comune.fi.it. Retrieved 2020-01-05.
  14. ^ "London Rotary Club to announce winner of prestigious Leonardo da Vinci prize". ResponseSource Press Release Wire. Retrieved 2020-01-05.
  15. ^ "Stephan Busch receives Leonardo-da-Vinci award". www7.informatik.uni-wuerzburg.de (in German). Retrieved 2020-01-05.
  16. ^ La Revista de Música. Codalario. "Premian al director de orquesta español Guillermo García Calvo por su trayectoria". www.codalario.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-01-05.
  17. ^ "Leonardo da Vinci Award 2018". Endplasticsoup. Retrieved 2020-01-05.
  18. ^ "Leonardo da Vinci Award 2021 Vienna". Retrieved 2021-05-31.