Noted violinist and composer Federico Nathan received the 33rd annual Fraternidad Award named for Maximo Brenner (Z’L), the founder and early president of B’nai B’rith Uruguay.
Some 300 people attended the ceremony at B’nai B’rith Hall in Montevideo on Dec. 12.
B’nai B’rith Uruguay has been presenting the Fraternidad (Fraternity) Award to outstanding artists from different arts (literature, painting, sculpture, music, theater, cinema, ballet and dancing) to recognize excellence in these various artistic disciplines. Winners receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the State of Israel where the B’nai B’rith World Center prepares and implements an intensive itinerary combining tourism with professional interchange, site visits and high-level briefings geared toward fostering ongoing professional ties between the countries.
Winners also have a one-week expenses-paid trip to one European country they select, sponsored by the Brenner family in tribute to Maximo Brenner.
District 28 President Ana Wilenski, Maximo Brenner’s widow, Esther Brenner, and Israeli Ambassador Nina Ben-Ami presented the award to Nathan.
Nathan said: “I am grateful and honored to receive from B´nai B´rith this prestigious and extremely important award, which gives me one of the major recognitions I can receive in our country and in my career and I want to underline the wonderful work of B´nai B´rith based in great principles, mostly fraternity, something the whole world is needing very much. I look forward to my trip to Israel to enjoy and learn."
Watch Federico Nathan Perform here: