Daniel Barenboim Awarded Gold Medal by London's Royal Philharmonic Society
after 1st of 8 Beethoven Sonata recitals at London's Royal Festival Hall
Commenting on the award, Graham Sheffield, RPS Chairman said:
“Daniel Barenboim is not only one of the world's great pianists and conductors, but he has proved to be a passionate ambassador for the message that music plays a vital role in a healthy society. He is also a great advocate for contemporary music, and has performed and commissioned many new works. His activities and influence are truly international. He has shown great courage in demonstrating music's power to transcend political boundaries and racial enmities, and made a major contribution to intellectual debate”.
Link to Royal Philhamonic Society web site