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  • Soprano Mariana Nicolesco nominated UNESCO Artist for Peace

    21-11-2005 5:00 pm Romanian soprano Mariana Nicolesco received the title of UNESCO Artist for Peace from Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura. The nomination ceremony took place on 21 Novembeber at UNESCO Headquarters after a meeting between the Romanian President Traian Basescu and UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura.Nomination-of-Mrs-Nicolescu.jpg

    Mariana Nicolesco was nominated UNESCO Artist for Peace “in recognition of her commitment to musical heritage, artistic creation and dialogue between cultures,” and “her contribution to promoting the ideals of the Organization.”

    Born in Romania, Ms Nicolesco studied in Italy on a scholarship at the Conservatorio Santa Cecilia in Rome. During her time there, she won the Rossini International Competition. Ms Nicolesco has been acclaimed in the world’s most renowned opera houses and concert halls, notably for works by Verdi, Donizetti and Bellini. She is the founder of the annual International Song Competition in Romania for the promotion of young talent, in which young artists from 25 countries participate.

    In addition to the bilateral meeting and the nomination ceremony, the Romanian President and the Director-General presented two stamps issued by the Romanian Post to commemorate UNESCO’s 60th Anniversary.

    Photo - from left to right: Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO, Mrs Mariana Nicolesco, UNESCO Artist for Peace, Mr Traian Basescu, President of Romania, and Mrs Basma Irsheid, Chief of Programme of UNESCO Celebrity Advocates, during the nomination ceremony. Photo ©UNESCO/Danica Bijeljac

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