"Schumann at Pier2" has won the Czech Television Prize at the International Television Festival Golden Prague 2012. Director Christian Berger and Producer Bernhard Fleischer received the award at Prague's Žofín Palace.
It was presented by Petr Dvořák, Director General of Czech Public Television.
The jury citation states: "The Czech Television Award goes to the programme Schumann at Pier 2 – a Concert Film with Paavo Järvi and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen by Deutsche Welle and co-producers Unitel Classica, Radio Bremen and Arte. The creators of the programme were able to identify with the audience solely by unconventional film methods bringing Robert Schumann's music closer to the viewers. Paavo Järvi is not only an excellent conductor but also a convincing narrator who can draw your attention to the essence of Schumann's music. Along with the orchestra, he introduces you to new findings, experiences, energy and joy of music."
Project Leader Rolf Rische said: "We are especially pleased to receive this award because this is the first time that a Deutsche Welle production has been recognised at this venerable and renowned festival."
ITF Golden Prague, one of the oldest television festivals in Europe, was held this year for the 49th time. It screens films on the themes of music and dance. This year 98 productions were competing for the seven prizes.