The Rogatchi Foundation
June 15, 2018
The Rogatchi Foundation is very pleased to inform that the co-founder and the President of the Foundation Dr Inna Rogatchi has been awarded the Italian National X Il Volo di Pegaso Art, Literature and Music Award in the Fine Art Photography category.
The grand ceremony of the X Edition of the Il Volo di Pegaso Award had a place at the Museo delle Civilca in Rome on June 12th, 2018. The Award is the organised under the patronage of the Italian Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
To celebrate the jubileum year for the prestigious Award, a special conference has been organised in Rome with presentations by the leading Italian scientists, writers and art personalities, including the head of the Italian National Institute for Rare Diseases Professor Domenica Taruscio, director of the Museo delle Civilca Gianfranco Calandra, leading European neuro-scientist Professor Antonio Federico, well-known anthropologist and writer Cristina Cenci, professor Vincenza Ferrara, leading art curator Sveva Mandfredi Zavaglia, and many others.
The topics of their presentations were inter-connections between visual arts, music, literature and poetry and functioning of human brain, psychology and behaviour.
Dr Rogatchi dedicated her presentation to the inter-connection between time, history, culture and music, and human morality. She presented to the public the excerpts of her 18-years research on the dramatic destiny of her family of the famous Rose-Mahler musical destiny and their connection to the great Italian master of instruments Guiseppe Batista Guidagnani. As it happened at the X Il Volo di Pegaso Award Ceremony, the collective member of the Award jury in year 2018 was well-known Quartetto Guadagnini, named after the same master.
Dr Rogatchi had shown to the public the special illustration of famous musical instrument which she had been tracing as a part of her research for many years. The violin which is known today as Guadagnini Alma Rose, had been made by the master in Milan in 1757. It was the instrument which belonged to the Rose family whose father Arnold Rose was the famous head of the Vienna Opera Orchestra for over 50 years and the founder of the famous Rose Quartet. Inna Rogatchi had presented the part of her historical research to the public, emphasising inter-connection between the concrete historical instrument, its great Italian master of XVIII century, the famous owners of the instrument and great musicians with a tragic destiny of the Rose-Mahler family, their descendant, Dr Inna Rogatchi’s painstaking research into the history of her family throughout dramas of the XX century, and the continuing musical and cultural heritage tradition in Italy, in the face of the Guadagnini Quartetto today, in XXI century.
From behalf of her husband renowned artist Michael and herself, and on behalf of The Rogatchi Foundation Dr Rogatchi had presented her special art work to professor Domenica Taruscio, director of the Italian National Institute for Rare Diseases and the originator of the Il Volo di Pegaso Award.
In her addressing, Dr Rogatchi emphasised that prof. Taruscio and her team for ten years are implementing very special, important and meaningful project which is providing a wide-spreading humanistic effort onto the society and helps up many those in need, due to their psychological or medical conditions.
Dr Rogatchi and The Rogatchi Foundation also presented four smaller copies of the same special art work to the members of the Guadagnini Quartetto, in memory of her family.
The special art work in question is the Inna Rogatchi’s portrait of yet another great and unique Italian violin, the one made by great Nicolo Amati in the XVII century. The work’s name is Sounds of Eternity and it is dedicated to the same Rose-Mahler musical family which is also the family of Inna Rogatchi. The work is part of the Inna Rogatchi’s well-known cultural and educational Shining Souls. Champions of Humanity project, and it has been exhibited widely internationally.
Inna Rogatchi wins the Italian National Il Volo di Pegaso Award for the second time in a row. This year, she won it with her art work Talking to the High. Homage to S.Y. Agnon, the great writer and Nobel laureate. The work is the part of the Inna Rogatchi’s Horizon Beyond Horizon cultural and education project. Both Shining Souls. Champions of Humanity and Horizon Beyond Horizon are parts of the Dr Rogatchi’s and the The Rogatchi Foundation Outreach to Humanity international series.
Museo delle Civilca hosts the exhibition of the works by the finalists and winners of X Il Volo di Pegasso Award from June 12 until July 15th, 2018.