Ján Levoslav Bella Award

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Cena Jána Levoslava Bellu
Contact: Ing. Miloš Kocian Director
Telephone: 421 (0) 2 5920 7400
Frequency: Annual
Hudobný fond, Medená 29, 811 02 Bratislava, Slovakia
421 (0) 2 5920 7411
421 (0) 2 5464 1274

hf_logo_ (5)The Jan Levoslav Bella Award is conferred annually for a work of music or creation which has enriched Slovak music. The award was launched in 1963 in honour of Jan Levoslav Bella (b 4 September 1843 Liptovský Sv Mikuláš – d 25 May 1936 Bratislava), one of the first Slovak composers and the author of the first Slovak opera Kováč Wieland (Blacksmith Wieland). The Musical Fund's Council makes decisions about the award on the advice of the Composers Committee. Significant Slovak musical creators are among its recipients.