Press / CZE, Nathional theatre - Ivan Kusnjer and European prize of Gustav Mahler
On 13 to 15 October 2000 was held in Jihlava great celebration. The whole music world was reminded of 140 anniversary of Gustav Mahler’s birth and the 130th anniversary of his first public concert. In the presence of the Austrian ambassador in Czech Republic are taken over significant awards soloist of the National Theatre Ivan Kusnjer. The price of Gustav Mahler was awarded to artists for outstanding and long interpretation of songs by the composer. Maestro Ivan Kusnjer subsequently told the journalists:
"The fact that this award brings, I really learned to Jihlava. I was very surprised because I did not expect that I could get such a price. As far as I know, of Czech artists of this award before me won Pavel Khun, Bohumil Gregor and Eduard Haken in memoriam. "