The group Yello received the Swiss Music Grand Prix 2022 on Friday evening. The duo Dieter Meier and Boris Blank received the award at a ceremony in the Octogone Theater in Pully (VD) in the presence of Federal Councilor Alain Berset.
Yello was honored for its “originality” and its “decisive influence in the field of electronic music,” said the Federal Office of Culture when announcing the winners in May.
As the successor to Stephan Eicher in the charts, Yello wrote music history with titles like “The Race” and “Oh Yeah” which were big international hits.
The group has produced 14 studio albums since it was formed in Zurich in the late 1970s. Boris Blank, 70, composed the music and Dieter Meier, 77, the lyrics. The latter is also the voice of the group.
In addition to the Grand Swiss Music Prize, worth CHF 100,000, around ten artists were awarded one of the Swiss Music Prizes or Special Prizes 2022 on Friday evening.
Some of them have also been on stage in Pully, such as the Genevois of the Orchester Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp, the Lausanne mezzo-soprano Marina Viotti, the Basel artist Fritz Hauser and the popular music group Hanneli-Musig.
This ceremony was organized on the sidelines of the Label Suisse festival, which offers around seventy concerts on ten stages in Lausanne until Sunday. This free event, which is taking place for the tenth time, wants to be a showcase for Swiss music in all areas.
This article was published automatically. Source: ats