The Alexandrion Foundation announces the laureates of the 10th edition of the Constantin Brâncoveanu Awards Gala

The Alexandrion Foundation announces the laureates of the 10th edition of the Constantin Brâncoveanu Awards Gala who were awarded for an outstanding project developed in the previous year or for an exceptional life-long career in 7 fields: film, history, theater, architecture, visual arts, literature, and music. The Gala took place at the Alexandrion Experience Hotel in Sinaia.

The gala will be broadcast on November 18th, starting at 23:00, on Digi24 TV.

Dr. Nawaf Salameh, Founding Chairman of the Alexandrion Group and the Alexandrion Foundation said: “These ten years have swiftly gone by. I remember very well the first edition. Our initial aim was to reward those who have had a significant contribution to the cultural and scientific evolution of Romania, as Constantin Brâncoveanu himself had. We began in Romania and continued with international editions. I have often seen joy in the eyes of our great actors, musicians, historians, architects, painters, doctors, economists, whom we awarded in Romania. And I have even seen tears in the eyes of extraordinary Romanians living abroad, that we awarded in their adoptive countries and who did not expect this recognition. All these reactions and the fact that we have managed to bring to the forefront projects and people who are at the top of their game, who can inspire those around them, are the greatest satisfactions that we have had with this gala.”

The 2023 edition awardees are:

  • Ada Hausvater, Theater, Award for leadership in theatre and outstanding presence of the National Theatre “Mihai Eminescu” in Timișoara within the “Timișoara 2023 – European Capital of Culture”;
  • Mircea Platon, Literature, Award for the outstanding contribution as poet and essayist in 2022;
  • Dorel Vișan, Film, Award for an exceptional career;
  • Doina Rotaru, Music, Award for an exceptional career;
  • Stefan Pelmuș, Visual Arts, Award for an exceptional career;
  • Daniel Zielinski & Mr. Maximilian Zielinski, Architecture, Award for the work completed in 2023: “Collective housing 10-14 Rabat Street”
  • Ioan-Aurel Pop, History, Award for the book “Romanian Medieval Institutions. The nobility and nobiliary assemblies in Transylvania between the 14th and 16th centuries”.

The three special awards of this edition were given by the Alexandrion Foundation to personalities from abroad, recognized for their significant efforts in supporting the community to which they belong:

  • His Beatitude Raphaël Bedros XXI Minassian, Patriarch of the Armenian Catholic Church of Cilicia.Special Award for the contribution to the Middle East peace and religious dialogue;
  • Can Arap, Special Award for the work on behalf of the victims of the earthquakes that struck Turkiye and Syria in February 2023;
  • Lisa Liberatore, Special Award for the work on behalf of adults with autism in association with the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons (New York, USA).

Starting this year, the Alexandrion Foundation will award a Matei Brâncoveanu Award in one of the categories awarded at the Constantin Brâncoveanu Awards Gala. This edition the award was given to Mr. Lucian Vasile for the book “The War of Spies. Secret actions of the Romanian exile at the beginning of communism”.

This year’s jury was chaired by President, Prof. Univ. Dr. Daniel David – Member of the Romanian Academy, Rector of Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca and Psychologist and Vice President & Judge of the Visual Arts category: Ștefan Râmniceanu – painter, sculptor, poet, filmmaker, along with its members: Prof. Univ. Dr. Ludmila Patlanjoglu – Theaterologist, historian and theater critic; Prof. Dr. Nicolae Iliescu – Writer, essayist and publicist; Magda Mihăilescu – Film Critic; Sorina Goia – Musicologist; Prof. Univ. Dr. Marian Moiceanu- Rector of the University of Architecture and Urbanism “Ion Mincu” and Architect; : Prof. Dr. Constantin Corneanu – Historian and President of the Board of Directors of The European Association of Geopolitical and Strategic Studies “Gheorghe I. Brătianu”.

The musical moments of the Gala were performed by soprano Irina Baianț, pianist Marius Deneș, and the crossover band Brio Sonores, accompanied by Bucharest Symphony Orchestra and its musicians led by conductor Andrei Tudor.

More information about previous editions of the Constantin Brâncoveanu Awards Gala is available online at

About the Alexandrion Foundation
The Alexandrion Foundation emerged following numerous social activities carried out by the companies’ part of Alexandrion Group. Projects have been carried out under Alexandrion Foundation’s patronage for more than 20 years. Alexandrion Foundation follows the Alexandrion Group in its evolution. The Alexandrion Foundation actively supports culture since 2014 with Constantin Brâncoveanu Awards, it honours excellence through the Constantin Brâncoveanu Diaspora Awards and the Constantin Brâncoveanu International Awards. Through the Matei Brâncoveanu Awards, Alexandrion Foundation recognizes the development potential of younger people for research and exceptional achievements in their field of activity. Over the years, the Foundation has also supported Romanian sports performance. Alexandrion Trophies honour the international performance of Romanian athletes since 2016. The Foundation supported the Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee at the Olympic from 2004 to 2012 aiming to encourage young athletes to obtain the best possible results.