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Recognition and promotion awards of the city of Chur 2022

The city of Chur awards this year three recognition and three promotion prizes each. Christian Sprecher, Orit Teply, Siegried Friedrich, Laura Decurtins, Ginia Holdener and the death metal band Arcaine are awarded.

The awarded artists will be honored on Thursday, August 18, 2022 during the public culture award ceremony at the Theater Chur. Both the recognition and the promotion prizes are endowed with CHF 4,000 each. The celebration will be musically framed by the Chur band "From Kid", which also received a sponsorship award from the city in 2015.

With the recognition awards, the city honors at least 10 years of cultural work that is important for Chur and the immediate region. In 2022, one prize each will be awarded to the actor Christian Sprecher, the cinematographer Orit Teply and the composer Siegried Friedrich.

An equally important concern of the city is the promotion of young cultural workers through the awarding of sponsorship prizes. This year, three promotional prizes will be awarded. The musicologist Laura Decurtins, the gallery owner Ginia Holdener and the death metal band Arcaine will be honored.

The public culture award ceremony will take place on Thursday, August 18, 2022, at 6 p.m. in the Theater Chur. Due to the limited number of seats, registration by email to is required by August 8, 2022 at the latest.

About the award winners

Christian Sprecher
Christian Sprecher grew up in Graub√ľnden. After training as an actor in Cologne, he performed on various major stages in Germany and appeared in several roles for film and TV in front of the camera. He is after more than 12 years of German experience since 2014 again "Dahaim" in Chur, where he plays, directs and produces in various theater projects.

Orit Teply
The cinematographer Orit Teply has studied at the world-renowned London Film School in Covent Garden following the teacher training seminar. She is one of the few internationally successful women in the film business. Most recently, she has been involved in films such as "The Aftermath," "Platzspitzbaby" and "Wolkenbruch's Whimsical Journey into the Arms of a Shiksa."

Siegfried Friedrich
Born in Chur in 1971, the composer completed his composition studies at the Vienna University of Music and the course for computer music and electronic media. Siegfried Friedrich received his doctorate in musicology in Vienna in 2011 and has already won numerous awards, including the Eliette von Karajan Culture Prize.

Laura Decurtins completed preliminary studies at the Lucerne School of Music and went on to study musicology, history and Romansh. She researched Romansh vocal music for her dissertation. In addition, she sings in various ensembles and is involved in cultural projects and institutions, including the Grisons Romansh Literature Days.

Ginia Holdener
Ginia Holdener grew up in Chur and completed her art history studies at the Institute of Art History at the University of Vienna. In 2014, Ginia Holdener opened the Galeria Fravi in Domat/Ems. Since then, regionally to internationally known artists give new impulses to the gallery and the visitors.

Arcaine was founded in Chur in 2015 and features five experienced musicians. Although the band belongs to the death metal genre, it impresses with its musical independence and precision. Among other things, the band got the opportunity to support international stars like "Six feet under" or the folk metal giants "Arkona".Note: This text was translated by machine translation software and not by a human translator. It may contain translation errors.


Chur Kultur


Stadt Chur
Helena Mettler
Leiterin Kulturfachstelle
7000 Chur
081 254 44 10


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