NOBEL WEEK 2021: The Swedish King, Queen And Crown Princess Couple Attended The Adapted Nobel Prize Ceremony

On Friday December 10, at this year’s adapted Nobel Prize ceremony, the 2021 Nobel Laureates were honoured at a ceremony at the Stockholm City Blue Hall, attended by the Swedish Royal Couple: His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf and Her Majesty Queen Silvia, as well as the Crown Princess Couple: Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria and her husband His Royal Highness Prince Daniel.

This Year’s Nobel Laureates

The Nobel Foundation and members of the Nobel Prize-winning institutions gave speeches that were interwoven with recordings of the award ceremonies that took place in the prize winners’ home countries. This Year´s Laureates are:
Nobel Prize in Physics: Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann och Giorgio Parisi.
Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Benjamin List och David MacMillan.
Nobel Prize in i Physiology/Medicine: David Julius och Ardem Patapoutian.
Nobel Prize in Literatur: Abdulrazak Gurnah.
Nobel Prize in Economics: David Card, Joshua Angrist och Guido Imbens.

This year’s Nobel Laureates were honored by the Nobel Foundation as well as members of the Nobel Prize-winning institutions who gave speeches that were interwoven with recordings of the award ceremonies that took place in the prize winners’ home countries.

Nobel Peace Prize Winners

This year’s Nobel Peace Laureates are Dmitry Muratov from the Russian Federation and Maria Ressa from The Philipines who are both journalists. Dmitry Andreyevich Muratov is a journalist, television presenter and Editor-in-Chief of the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta, while Maria Ressa is co-founder and CEO of Rappler.

This year’s Nobel Prize medals and diplomas were presented to Nobel laureates at special ceremonies in Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States and Italy.

Nobel Day

December 10 is Alfred Nobel’s death anniversary. The day is also a general flag day in Sweden. In memory of Alfred Nobel, December 10 is the day when Nobel laureates receive their prizes. The first Nobel Prizes were awarded in 1901.

The Nobel Prize Concert

Earlier on Wednesday, December 8, the Nobel Prize Concert was held at the Concert Hall of Stockholm City, also attended by the King. The concert,as usual, was a tribute to this year’s Nobel Laureate. The Nobel Prize Concert is an annual concert that is part of the official program during Nobel Week.

The King’s song

The King’s song was played when the King arrived at the Concert Hall to attend the Nobel Prize Concert.

The Performers

This year’s soloist was the Argentina-born cellist Sol Gabetta who performed Camille Saint-Saën’s first cello concerto with the Royal Philharmonic Orchester. The Royal Philharmonic Orchester under the direction of conductor Cathrine Winnes.

Other invited artists and conductors

In addition to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, other invited artists and conductors also participated. This included Anne Sofie von Otter, Bengan Janson, Kiralina Salandy and Karin Hammar. Kiralina Salandy will perform at the Nobel Prize ceremony on Friday night. Among other things, some musical pieces by Mozart were performed Léo Ferré, Elfrida Andrée, Richard Galliano and Joni Mitchell.

Nobel Week Lights 2021

The Nobel Week Lights Stockholm 2021 has been during the entire Nobel Week 4 – 12 December for the second year. It is a combination an inspiration of stunning artworks lighting up the darkness in Stockholm, born out of Nobel Prize-awarded discoveries and laureates. This year’s artists and designers explore some of science’s biggest innovations and create stunning light art installations. “Earth from Space” is one of such installations.

Nobel Week Lights is initiated and produced by Annika Levin, Alexandra Manson and Lara Szabo Greisman from Troika in collaboration with the Nobel Prize Museum, and with support from the City of Stockholm, the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, and the Swedish Space Agency, along with a number of other partners and lighting companies.

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