Miguel Angel Estrella
Miguel Angel Estrella, one of Argentina’s most prestigious classical pianists, has led a lifelong campaign for the popularization of music among the poorest groups in society. Miguel Angel Estrella was designated UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador in 1989.
He is the founder of Musique Espérance, a foundation that aims at improving access to music for all people, defending human dignity and inspiring communities.
His determined engagement has benefited Chernobyl victims by raising funds for UNESCO’s Chernobyl recovery programme.
The Orchestra for Peace, composed of young Arab and Israeli musicians, was created by Mr Estrella and has given concerts in France and Luxembourg to promote UNESCO’s ideals and objectives.
In 2000 Miguel Angel Estrella received the Nansen Prize, the United Nations Prize for the Three Americas.