Tugan Sokhiev has been named "Musical Personality of the Year" by the Union of critical theater, music and dance "for his work at the head of the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse".
Mr. Sokhiev stated: "I share this recognition with the orchestra musicians. This is the proof of the great job that we are doing together". The union of theatre, music and dance critics was founded in 1877; its objective is to protect the interests of its members and provide freedom of expression for critics. Today it unites 140 French and foreign journalists that work for radio and TV. Every year at the end of the season it awards prizes for achievements in the sphere of drama theatre, music and dance; it also awards those artists that have demonstrated particularly outstanding results during the season.