Professionals from 8 areas: medicine, film, history, theater, architecture, visual arts, literature and music were awarded for remarkable accomplishments throughout their career or for projects and works which have attracted the appreciation of the public and of the critics, in the previous year. The Alexandrion Foundation also awarded the honorary distinction of the Gala.
The Alexandrion Foundation announces the laureates of the Constantin Brâncoveanu Awards Gala 2021, one of the most important cultural events in Romania, organized this year, on the 15th of October. Professionals from 8 areas: Medicine, Film, History, Theater, Architecture, Visual Arts, Literature and Music were awarded for remarkable accomplishments throughout their career or for projects and works which attracted the appreciation of the audience and of the critics in the previous year. The Alexandrion Foundation honoured, thus, just like every year starting from 2014, the significant contribution of the laureates of the Gala to the scientific and cultural evolution of Romania.
The laureates of the 2021 edition of the Gala are:
- Dr. Margit Șerban – Medicine (award for the exceptional career)
- Mircea Radu Iacoban – Literature (award for the book „The Romanian Contemporary Theater”, the Romanian Academy Publishing House)
- Bogdan Jitea – History (award for the book „Cinema in RSR”, Polirom Publishing House)
- George Banu – Theater (award for the exception career)
- Adrian Zerva – Architecture (award for the project „Dacia One” from Bucharest)
- Mircia Dumitrescu – Visual Arts (award for the exceptional career)
- Gabriel Croitoru – Music (award for the exceptional career)
- Mircea Andreescu – Film (award for the role in the movie „After 40 days”, director Andrei Gruzsniczki)
The jury was made of personalities from the Romanian cultural and scientific environment: Prof. Univ. Dr. Irinel Popescu – Surgeon, Magda Mihăilescu – Film Critic, Dr. Constantin Corneanu – Historian, Prof. Univ. Dr. Ludmila Patlanjoglu – Theater Critic, Prof. Univ. Dr. Arh. Marian Moiceanu – The Rector of the Architecture and Urbanism University Ion Mincu, Ștefan Râmniceanu – Visual Artist, Dumitru Radu Popescu – Writer and Sorina Goia – Musicologist. Acad. Răzvan Theodorescu was the President of the Jury and Prof. Dr. Andrei Marga was the Vice-president.
The Alexandrion Foundation awarded the honorary distinction of the Constantin Brâncoveanu Awards Gala 2021 to His Excellency, Miguel Maury Buendia, Apostolic Nuntio in Romania, in sign of gratitude for the tremendous influence on the ecclesiastical life throughout His presence in Romania, developing and strengthening the ties between Vatican and Romania and the significant contribution to the long-awaited visit of Pope Francisc to our country.
Unlike the previous editions, attended by hundreds of guests, this year, the event took place in a safe environment, with a limited number of guests, meeting all the legislative measures in force, imposed by the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Constantin Brâncoveanu Awards Gala 2021 was hosted by the TV journalist Teodora Tompea and broadcast on October 23rd at Digi 24 TV. The novelty elements compared with the previous years were related to the impressive production from the Digi24 studio, where the event took place. State-of-the-art technology (lights, screens, video projection, etc.) which allowed the awarding in a similar format as the TV productions was used, so the TV audience can feel more connected to the event and to the laureates, even if they were not present in the room.
The musical programme at the Gala was performed by the New Hope Ensemble, an exceptional classical music trio, made of Octavian Lup – cello, Adrian Vasile – viola and Radu Dunca – violin.
Launched in 2014, Constantin Brâncoveanu Awards Gala has honoured over 70 contemporary personalities so far, among which writes, actors, architects, historians, doctors, scientits and clercs who, through their work and accomplishments have significantly influenced the evolution of the Romanian society.