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Alfred Brendel is awarded the Educare alla musica, in Pordenone

This Easter Alfred Brendel was awarded the Pia Baschiera Tallon - Educare alla musica prize during a celebratory evening in Pordenone on 31 March. The award recognises musicians, teachers and musicologists who dedicate their art and their time to new generations; cultivating talent and passion for music. 

Brendel adds this to his many recognitions including honorary degrees from many universities including Oxford, Cambridge, Yale and McGill, and he was awarded an honorary KBE in 1989. In 1992 he received the Hans von Bülow Medal from the Berlin Philharmonic and was granted Honorary Membership of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in December 1998. In 2001 he was recipient of the “Lifetime Achievement” awards at the MIDEM Cannes Classical Awards, Deutscher Schallplattenpreis, and the Edison Awards in Holland, as well as of the “Beethoven Ring” from the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna. He has received the Leonie Sonning Prize, the Robert Schumann Prize, the 2002 South Bank Show Classical Music Award, as well as the 2004 Ernst von Siemens Prize, the 2007 Venice Rubinstein Prize “A life for music”, the 2008 Karajan Prize, the 2009 Praemium Imperiale in Tokyo, the 2010 Gramophone “Lifetime Achievement” award, in 2011 the Franz Liszt Ehrenpreis and the Juillard Medal and the Golden Mozart Medal of the Salzburg Mozarteum in 2014. In October 2016 he was honoured with the ECHO KLASSIK Life Achievement Award.