Founded in 2001, the international and the special award of the national program “person of the year” always been of a symbolic nature.
These prestigious awards Ukrainians pay tribute to the recognition and sincere gratitude to prominent politicians and public figures on an international scale, authoritative diplomats and philanthropists, outstanding representatives of culture and art for their genuine love for Ukraine, respect our history and our traditions, for their direct contribution to the formation of a truly independent Ukrainian state.
Since then a galaxy of winners of these prizes are replenished with the names of the leaders of European countries, prominent foreign diplomats, well-known patrons, the brightest representatives of culture and art. This year will be no exception and we are happy and will be proud to have the honor to welcome on the stage of National Opera as a sincere sympathizers of Ukraine of the representatives of the international political elite and popular artists abroad, and of bright and talented Ukrainians, whose works elevate the image of Ukraine at the highest level in the global culture.
And calling the names of the winners of international and special prizes of the 22nd of the program “person of the year 2017”, we on behalf of millions of Ukrainians give them the deepest respect. In accordance with the decision of the Supreme Academic Council of nationwide program “Person of the year” the winners of international and special prizes of the 22nd nationwide program “Person of the year 2017” are:
1. International award in the field of political activities – the President of the Republic of Malta Marie-Louise COLEIRO -.
The President of Malta personally demonstrates a strong stand in support of Ukraine at the highest international level against the Euro integration aspirations, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. It the Maltese presidency of the EU Council was marked by an extremely important event in the cooperation Ukraine – EU – the entry into force of the decision on visa liberalization for Ukrainian citizens.
Between Ukraine and Republic of Malta expanding the legal base, cooperation in trade-economic and investment cooperation, transport, agriculture and tourism. In may 2017 between the two powers signed the cooperation agreement in the areas of diplomacy, sports and education, aimed at mutual exchange of experience and information in the management of the education system, the establishment and development of direct cooperation between higher education institutions. In October, during the official visit of the President of the Republic of Malta Marie-Louise Coleiro of Prek to Ukraine was held the Ukrainian-Maltese business forum, where were discussed prospects and priority directions of Ukrainian-Maltese economic and investment cooperation.
The President of Malta was awarded the Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise I grade for his significant personal contribution to development of Ukrainian-Maltese bilateral relations.
2. International award in the field of diplomacy, Ambassador extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea in Ukraine Lee Yang-GU
With the direct assistance of the Ambassador is actively developing cooperation between Ukraine and the Republic of Korea in the field of economy, scientific and technical partnerships, education, culture and sports, preservation of historical heritage.
Over the past year have organized 5 forums of economic cooperation Ukraine – the Republic of Korea in Kiev and Seoul. In October 2016. – The intergovernmental Commission on trade and economic cooperation between Ukraine and the Republic of Korea with the participation of Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea. Open the Korean education center in Ukraine. In June 2017. hosted a Forum of leaders of Korea and Ukraine intergovernmental Commission on scientific and technical cooperation. Organized official visits of delegations of about 20 Korean representatives of the field of business, science, government, media, culture. They had official visits to Korea Parliamentary group inter-parliamentary relations between Ukraine and the Republic of Korea, the Minister of education and science of Ukraine, Minister of infrastructure of Ukraine, Deputy Minister of agriculture and food of Ukraine, President of the National Council of Ukraine on television and radio broadcasting, etc.
In July 2017. was “Velomarafon of friendship Ukraine-Korea” in Ukraine with the participation of Korean stars climbing, the concert “Ukraine, like Korea” with participation of stars of Korean pop culture, series of events dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and the Republic of Korea – the traditional Festivals and pop culture of Korea, concerts of Korean traditional arts, exhibitions.
3. International award for outstanding contribution to the development of culture and arts of Ukraine – people’s artist of Ukraine, soloist of National Opera of Ukraine Lyudmila MONASTYRSKAYA
Ukrainian Opera singer Lyudmila Monastyrskaya – laureate of international competitions, performs at the most prestigious Opera scenes of the world. The owner of a unique soprano, soloist of the National Opera of Ukraine, laureate of the State prize named after Shevchenko. Takes leading roles in operas of Verdi “Aida”, “Masquerade”, “Macbeth”, “don Carlos,” “Nabucco,” Puccini’s “Tosca”, “Turandot”. Performed at the Metropolitan Opera (new York), La Scala (Milan), Royal Opera house Covent garden (London), the stage of Berlin’s “Deutsche Oper”, in the Palace of arts Reina Sofia in Valencia. Vocals Ludmila Monastery is truly a national treasure of Ukraine.
Her partners on stage with such outstanding artists as Simon Keenlyside, Roberto Alania, Leo Nucci, Placido Domingo and others.
8 November 2017 Lyudmila Monastery was awarded the title of people’s artist of Ukraine.
4. International award for enhancing cultural contacts and spiritual rapprochement of peoples – people’s artist of Moldova ion SURUCHANU (Moldova)
People’s favorite, Moldovan singer, the song and work is well known in Ukraine and have become part of Ukrainian musical culture.
Debuted in 1968 as a soloist of the ensemble “Holes”, and later was a soloist of the ensemble “Bucuria”.
Best known for his song “forget-me-not”, “Nomi EV”, “walk, walk”, “Nostalgia”.
Ion Suruchanu and today remains a popular artist and continues the concert and tour activity.
5. International award in the field of culture and art – popular pop singer Sister, ROSE (USA)
Ella and Dina rose – a popular American singer of Ukrainian origin. In the USA they founded the band “Double Delight”.
Their creativity is in demand and popular in the US and Canada where they are actively touring. And popularity in Ukraine and other CIS countries, sister rose got through the songs, written in collaboration with the composers Igor Krutoy and Igor Nikolayev.
Most famous for their song “Wedding flowers”, “You’re me”, “Gold love”, “Tramp”, “my angel”.
6. A special prize.M.Voronin “For the high lifestyle” – people’s artist of Ukraine, Hero of Ukraine Nina MATVIENKO
Nina Matvienko – people’s artist of Ukraine, laureate of the State prize of the USSR them. T. G. Shevchenko, Hero Of Ukraine.
E: what is a sample of the acts of a man who has unrivaled talent, a huge creative potential and a real Ukrainian soul. Despite the fact that most of its repertoire consists of Ukrainian folk songs that Nina Matvienko popular not only in Ukraine but also in many countries of the world. The artist has had successful concert tours in Poland, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Canada, Mexico, USA.
Her multifaceted creative nature has allowed to realize and in theatre directing and acting, and cinematic spheres. Nina Matvienko has the talent to create original works of authorship, filled with Ukrainian authenticity, goodness and justice. She – “Kvitka-dusha” Ukrainian songs and a truly people’s favorite.
International and special awards for 2017 will be awarded to the recipients during the 22nd ceremony of awarding the prize “person of the year 2017”, which will take place on 24th March 2018 at the National Opera of Ukraine.
The General Directorate of the National program “person of the year”
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