Daniel Barenboim - Awards and Recognition

Awards and Recognition

  • Großes Bundesverdienstkreuz, 2002
  • Prince of Asturias Awards, 2002 (jointly with Edward Said)
  • Tolerance Prize, Evangelische Akademie Tutzing, 2002
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler Prize, 2003 (with Staatskapelle Berlin)
  • Buber-Rosenzweig-Medal, 2004
  • Wolf Prize in Arts, 2004 (According to the documentary "Knowledge Is the Beginning", Barenboim donated all the proceeds to music education for Israeli and Palestinian youth)
  • Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2005
  • Ernst von Siemens Music Prize, 2006
  • Cavaliere di Gran Croce Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, 2007
  • Commandeur de la Légion d’Honneur, 2007
  • Goethe Medal, Praemium Imperiale, 2007
  • Nominated "Honorary Guide" by UFO religion Raëlian Movement, 2008
  • International Service Award for the Global Defence of Human Rights, 2008
  • Royal Philharmonic Society Gold Medal, 2008
  • Istanbul International Music Festival Lifetime Achievement Award, 2009
  • Léonie Sonning Music Prize, 2009
  • Westphalian Peace Prize (Westfälischer Friedenspreis), in 2010, for his striving for dialog in the Near East
  • Otto Hahn Peace Medal (Otto-Hahn-Friedensmedaille) of the United Nations Association of Germany (DGVN), Berlin-Brandenburg, for his efforts in promoting peace, humanity and international understanding, 2010.
  • Grand Officier of the Légion d'honneur, 2011
  • Edison Award for Lifetime Achievement 2011, the most prestigious music award in The Netherlands
  • KBE (Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire), 2011
Honorary degrees
  • Doctor of Philosophy – Ph.D., Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1996
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 2003
  • Doctor of Music – D.Mus., University of Oxford, 2007
  • Doctor of Music – D.Mus., SOAS, University of London, 2008
  • Doctor of Music – D.Mus., Royal Academy of Music, 2010

Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording:

  • Christoph Classen (producer), Eberhard Sengpiel, Tobias Lehmann (engineers), Daniel Barenboim (conductor), Jane Eaglen, Thomas Hampson, Waltraud Meier, René Pape, Peter Seiffert, the Chor der Deutschen Staatsoper Berlin & the Staatskapelle Berlin for Wagner: Tannhäuser (2003)

Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance:

  • Daniel Barenboim, Dale Clevenger, Larry Combs, Daniele Damiano, Hansjörg Schellenberger & the Berlin Philharmonic for Beethoven/Mozart: Quintets (Chicago-Berlin) (1995)
  • Daniel Barenboim & Itzhak Perlman for Brahms: The Three Violin Sonatas (1991)

Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance:

  • Daniel Barenboim (conductor) & the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for Corigliano: Symphony No. 1 (1992)

Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with orchestra):

  • Martin Fouqué (producer), Eberhard Sengpiel (engineer), Daniel Barenboim, Dale Clevenger, Larry Combs, Alex Klein, David McGill & the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for Richard Strauss Wind Concertos (Horn Concerto; Oboe Concerto, etc.) (2002)

Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with orchestra):

  • Daniel Barenboim (conductor), Itzhak Perlman & the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for Elgar: Violin Concerto in B Minor (1983)
  • Daniel Barenboim (conductor), Arthur Rubinstein & the London Philharmonic Orchestra for Beethoven: The Five Piano Concertos (1977) (also awarded Grammy Award for Best Classical Album)

In 2005, he was voted the 111th-greatest Israeli of all time, in a poll by the Israeli news website Ynet to determine whom the general public considered the 200 Greatest Israelis.

In 2012, he was voted into the Gramophone Hall of Fame.

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