Hermann Gmeiner Award 1997

Qi Qi, China

On 28 November 1997 the Hermann Gmeiner Award was officially presented to Qi Qi. The prize-winner was an eight-year-old xylophone virtuoso by the name of Qi Qi, who comes from SOS Children's Village Tianjin in China. The award was made for his services as a musical ambassador for SOS Children's Villages. The prize-money will ensure that Qi Qi receives a thorough further training in the field of music.