Best musicians revealed soon


THE WINNERS of the Aurel Awards, the Slovak version of the Grammys, will be announced on March 5. The Academy of Popular Music, comprised of 125 journalists, music experts, and producers, announced the nominations in the award's 11 categories, including the recipient of the 12th prize for lifelong contribution to Slovak musical culture.


MISHA, 2002's biggest success.
photo: TASR

THE WINNERS of the Aurel Awards, the Slovak version of the Grammys, will be announced on March 5. The Academy of Popular Music, comprised of 125 journalists, music experts, and producers, announced the nominations in the award's 11 categories, including the recipient of the 12th prize for lifelong contribution to Slovak musical culture.

Among the nominees chosen from 74 records and 57 video-clips released in the country last year are Jana Kirschner, IMT Smile, No Name, Zuzana Smatanová, Chiki liki tu-a, and Veneer.

The big winner of Aurel 2002 was Misha, who won in three categories: best female vocalist, discovery of the year, and album of the year. Marián Varga, who won the best instrumentalist award that year, also received the prize for lifelong contribution.

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