Claudio Arrau
Piano
1903 - 1991

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 World Acknowledgment

 Prizes and Decorations
Claudio Arrau
 .
 
 
 
 1910
Chile
10-year Government Scholarship
to pursue piano studies in Berlin.
 
 
 
 
1915-
1918
Germany


 

Ibach-Schulhoff Prize,
Gustav Holländer Medaille,

Sachsen-Gothaische Medaille, et al.
.
 
 
 
 1918
Germany
 
Graduation:
Exceptional Honours Diploma in Piano
from the Julius Stern Conservatory of Berlin
.
 
 
 
1919
Germany
Franz Liszt Prize
.
 
 
 
1920
Germany
Franz Liszt Prize
.
 
 
 
1924
Chile
 
Permanent Active Member
of the Santiago J.S. Bach Society
.
 
 
 
1927
Switzerland
Grand prix international des pianistes
.
 
 
 
1941
Chile
 
Hijo Ilustre de Chillán
.
 
 
 
1944
Chile
 
Gold Medal in Appreciation
from the Chilean Government
.
 
 
 
1949
Mexico
Hijo Predilecto de México
from the Mexican Government
.
 
 
 
1949
Chile
Doctor Honoris Causa
Chilean National University
.
 
 
 
1954
Chile
 
Honorary Member of the
Faculty of Music, Chilean National University
.
 
 
 
1954
Chile
Hijo Ilustre de Santiago
.
 
 
 
1958
England
The Medal of
The Royal Philharmonic Society of London
.
 
 
 
1959
Chile
 
Santiago's Honorary Citizen
.
 
 
 
1959
Chile
Hijo Benemérito de Chillán
Chillán's hitherto Lumaco Street named after Claudio Arrau
.
 
 
 
1959
Chile
City of Concepción's
Honorary Citizen 
&  City Gold Medal
.
 
 
 
1959
Chile
Miembro Honorario
Universidad de Concepción
.
 
 
 
1965
France
Chevalier de l'ordre des arts et les lettres
.
 
 
 
1965
Poland
  Presented with 'The Mask of Chopin' &
Chopin's manuscripts
.
 
 
 
1970
Germany
 
Das Bundesverdienstkreuz (The Cross of Merit)
Lifelong dedication to the music of Beethoven
.
 
 
 
1980
Germany
 
Die Hans von Bülow-Medaille
Berliner Philharmoniker
.
 
 
 
1981
U.S.A.
  An Honorary Member of
The Pan American Society of New England
.
 
 
 
1982
U.S.A.
  Doctor of Humane Letters - Honoris Causa
University of Vermont
.
 
 
 
1982
Mexico
 
La Orden del Águila Azteca
.
 
 
 
1983
U.S.A
 
Honorary Member
of the Pan American Society of New England
.
 
 
 
1983
U.S.A
 
The Philadelphia Bowl
City of Philadelphia
.
 
 
 
1983
Germany
 
First Honorary Member of the
Düsseldorf Robert Schumann-Gesellschaft
.
 
 
 
1983
France
 
Commandeur de la Légion d'Honour
.
 
 
 
1983
World
 
The International UNESCO Music Prize
.
 
 
 
1983
Italy
 
Commandatore,
Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
.
 
 
 
1983
U.S.A.
 
The Beethoven Medal
City of New York
.
 
 
 
1983
England
 
Doctor Honoris Causa
The Oxford University
.
 
 
 
1983
Chile
 
Premio Nacional de Arte, Mención en Música
.
 
 
 
1984
Chile
 
Doctor Honoris Causa
Universidad de Concepción
.
 
 
 
1984
Chile
 
Profesor Honoris Causa
Universidad de Bío-Bío
.
 
 
 
1984
Chile
  Honorary Member -
Chilean Academy of Fine Arts - Chile Institute
.
 
 
 

1984

The
Americas

 
The Highest Distinction Award
from the Inter-American Music Council
and the Organization of American States
.
 
 
 
1986
USA
 
The Mayor's Liberty Award
from the New York City Mayor
.
 
 
 
1988
Venezuela
 
La Medalla Teresa Carreño
.
 
 
 
1988
England
 
An Honorary Member of
The Royal Philharmonic Society of London
.
 
 
 
1990
England
 
The Gold Medal of
The Royal Philharmonic Society of London

[Delivered posthumously to daughter Carmen]
.
 
 

1991

Germany

 
The City of Düsseldorf was to present Maestro Arrau with its Robert Schumann Medaille at a recital scheduled for June with this purpose. [Undelivered].
.
 
 

 

1991

 

 

Germany


 
Posthumous -
The Arrau-Medaille , instituted by the Düsseldorf Robert
Schumann-Gesellschaft, to be awarded periodically to pianists especially committed to the spirit and tradition of Maestro Claudio Arrau's keyboard artistry.
.
 
 

 

1991


 

Chile


 
Posthumous -
A 'Cultural Medal' as 'Citizen of the World', coined by Chile's Mint [Casa de Moneda de Chile], showing the reading:
1903 Claudio Arrau "Ciudadano del Mundo" 1991 .
Copper.  Carved by Pedro Urzúa Lizana.
.
 
 

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 This section last updated on 7th February 2017