We are happy to present the Honorary Guest of the 12th Aram Khachaturian International Conducting Competition, Donatella Flick.
Donatella Flick is the daughter of the Ossetian-Russian prince and an Italian mother. She is a philosophy graduate from the University of Rome and a former Olympic gymnast. She married Gert Rudolph Flick, the grandson of the industrialist Friedrich Flick, from whom she separated in 1997.
In 1990 she founded the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition to help young orchestral conductors to establish an international career. She is also known for her other philanthropic work, especially for her support of medical charities.
In 2006 she was appointed a Commander of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, and in 2007 was the recipient of a Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award, given to "outstanding art patrons whose personal commitment and achievements deserve wider recognition."