Maria Kalesnikava honored with the International Charlemagne Prize

«The Unfinished Revolution«

The Belarusian activists Maria Kalesnikava, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya and Veronika Zepkala have been awarded this year’s International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen for their services to the unity of Europe. In her speech, Federal Foreign Minister Baerbock referred to the laureates as «the most courageous women in Europe«. As the «Festival of the Arts, Democracy and Sustainability« we are very happy about this news and welcome this important sign for freedom and democracy. The International Charlemagne Prize is one of the most significant European and has been awarded to personalities and institutions since 1950. 

The concert «The Unfinished Revolution«, which will take place on June 11 at the Forum am Schlosspark, will be dedicated to the Belarusian peace activist Maria Kalesnikava. The Belarusian conductor Vitali Alekseenok and the orchestra of the Ludwigsburg Schlossfestspiele will perform Schubert’s 7th Symphony with poem settings by Belarusian composers.