Daniel Barenboim Is Awarded the Praemium Imperiale in Japan
At a ceremony in Tokyo on October 16th, Prince Hitachi, brother of the Japanese Emperor and honorary patron of the Japan Art Association, presented Daniel Barenboim with the 2007 Praemium Imperiale. The prize, created to honor artists whose work has had a significant international impact, comes with an award of 15 million yen. Claudio Abbado, Mstislav Rostropovich, Steve Reich and Oscar Peterson are previous recipients.
AND MADE AMBASSADOR FOR PEACE BY UNITED NATIONS
Marking the International Day of Peace, September 21, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon named Daniel Barenboim as a Messenger of Peace
to help raise global awareness of the world body’s work and ideals.