MICHAEL ROGATCHI PARTICIPATED AT THE JURY OF THE ITALIAN NATIONAL ART AWARD

CHAIRMAN OF THE ROGATCHI FOUNDATION PARTICIPATED AS A MEMBER OF JURY OF THE XI EDITION OF IL VOLO DI PEGASO AWARD

Michael Rogatchi, the chairman of The Rogatchi Foundation, took part in the work of the Jury of the XI Edition of the Italian National Il Volo di Pegaso Arts, Literature and Music Award in Rome, Italy.

The celebrating ceremony took place on March 1st, 2019 at the Italian National Institute of Public Health, the world-famous institution, the home of three Nobel laureates including Rita Levi-Montalcini and Enrico Fermi.

Italian Institute of National Health, Rome. (C) Inna Rogatchi

The founder of the prestigious Il Volo di Pegaso Award Prof. Domenica Taruscio is the director of the Institute and is the chair of the International Rare Disease Consortium.

From left to right: Chair of the Jury, prof. Vincenza Ferrara, founder of Il Volo di Pegaso Award prof. Domenica Taruscio during the ceremony of awarding the winners of the XI Edition. Rome, Italy, March 1st, 2019. (C).Giovanni Pietrantonio.

The 15-member Jury was busy with reviewing many works of art, literature and music in many categories, including young authors, teenagers and adults, and also both professionals and amateurs. The arts segment was the largest and wide, including the categories of visual art, painting and drawings, design, photography, and digital arts.

Jury awards artist Giovanna Pellicani with the First Prize among professional artists for her work. Rome, Italy. March 2019. (C) Inna Rogatchi.

Michael says: “It was a real pleasure to work in the XI Edition of Il Volo di Pegaso jury and to observe so many of so highly qualified works of both young and adult artists. Some of those works are on the top level showing good mastercraft and deep understanding of how an idea could be expressed by the means of art. I am especially glad that several of the works to which I gave the best valuation has become the laureates. The theme of this Edition was not an easy one, it was Tenacity. To reflect in it the work of art, an artist needs a fine perception, a strong idea and a professional ability to express it. The laureates of this year did demonstrate it all, plus many works were provided fresh perspective and were truly original, and I always rank it highly when talking on professional value of art. So, the results of this year for the XI Edition of the Il Volo di Pegaso Award are very encouraging”.

Among the best art works presented at the Award Ceremony at the Italian National Institute of Health, we were especially glad to seeing among the winners such works as Se cadi ti rialzi e se non potrai correre impazezai a volare  If you fall, you’ll get up and if you can not run, you’ll have to fly) by Giovanna Pellicani; Le Barche e Il Mare ( The Ships and the Sea ) by Lorenzo Bonanni ; Non arrendersi mai ( Do not give up) by Federico Torso.

The Rogatchi Foundation is very glad to be an official partner of Il Volo di Pegaso Italian National Arts, Literature and Music Award, and will be happy to develop our fruitful co-operation also on the pan-European level, with launching a joint event at the European Parliament in 2020.