BBC’s Dalia Stasevska wins 50k for being very nice

BBC’s Dalia Stasevska wins 50k for being very nice


norman lebrecht

November 06, 2022

The BBC Symphony’s principal guest conductor has been awarded Finland’s Alfred Kordelin Prize.

Apparently for her effots in driving humanitarian aid to her native Ukraine.


  • Michaele says:

    Beautiful human being. Terrible conductor.

  • Anon says:

    Perhaps she can donate it to the Britten Sinfonia.

  • Carl W says:

    Pity you can’t follow her example then Norman.

    She has worked tirelessly for the people of Ukraine – just Google it – and has rightly been recognised for doing so.

    For you to:

    1. Belittle her passionate and heartfelt efforts to help the embattled citizens of a beleagured country as ‘being very nice’

    2. Present it in the headline as just being handed 50 grand rather than receiving a prestigious award

    3. Further belittle her achievements and the recognition she has received by putting the word “apparently” in the article

    ….is disgraceful and insulting.

    And to those of you commenting on her abilities as a conductor, what on earth has that got to do with it?!