Roberto De Simone

To celebrate the Fortieth Anniversary of the Nonino Prize, born to underline the permanent topicality of rustic civilization, made of knowledge, culture and traditions and rich of great vitality and humanity, – “the only true, irreplaceable civilization that can be defined complete” – E. Olmi, the Risit d’Aur Prize 2015 is awarded to Maestro Roberto De Simone who embodies its spirit. Refined and deep man of culture and letters, musicologist, composer and playwright, Roberto De Simone has devoted his life to safeguard and reveal a unique cultural heritage as the one of the Neapolitan tradition which risked dying out.


The prize is delivered by Claudio Magris