« Music is a true bridge between human beings.
My cultural mission is to bear
a musical message for better relations
between individuals and nations »
Henryk Szeryng

Decorations
Austria 1971     Mozart Medal Vienna
Belgium 1976     Officer of the Crown
Finland 1965     Order of the "Red Lion"
France 1963     Officer of the Order of Cultural and Artistic Merit
1963     Officer of the Order "Arts et Lettres"
1966     Commander of the Order of Cultural and Artistic Merit
1971     Chevalier of the Legion of Honour
1975     Commander of the Order "Arts et Lettres"
1978     Commander of the Order "Mérite et Dévouement Français"
1983     Officer of the Legion of Honour
Italy 1974     Commander of the Order of Cultural Merit
Mexico 1979     Cultural Merit Award "Premio Elias Sourasky"
Monaco 1985     Commander of the Order of Saint-Charles
Poland 1956     Chevalier of the Order of the Renaissance of Poland
No date:
Officer of the Order of "Polonia Restituta"
1970     Cultural Merit Award
1987     Gold Merit Award
Portugal 1975     Commander of the Order of Public Education
Rumania 1935     Officer of the Order of Cultural Merit
Spain 1971     Commander of the Order "Alfonso X El Sabio"
Yugoslavia 1977     Order of the Yugoslav Flag with Gold Cross
Awards, Medals, Honors
Australia 1964     Nicest Listener Award
Belgium 1967     Merit Award of the Eugene Ysaye Foundation
1984     Gold Merit Medal of the Alex de Vries Foundation
France 1962     Silver Medal of the City of Paris
1971     Croix Vermeil of the French Red Cross
1980     Croix Vermeil of the City of Paris
1986     Silver medal of the City of Saint-Étienne
Israel 1961     Medal of Gratitude of the Soldiers of Southern Command
1972     Certificate of Gratitude the Association for Welfare of Soldiers in Israel
1972     Medal of Gratitude of the City of Jerusalem
1975     Medal of Gratitude of the Association for Welfare of Soldiers in Israel
1977     Medal of Gratitude of the Association for Welfare of Soldiers in Israel
1979     Certificate of Gratitude of the Association for Welfare of Soldiers in Israel
1981     Medal of Gratitude of the Association for Welfare of Soldiers in Israel
1982     Medal of Gratitude of the Association for Welfare of Soldiers in Israel
1982     Certificate of Honour for a significant contribution to the Hebrew University
of Jerusalem

1982     Medal of recognition for the contribution to the Huberman Festival, Tel Aviv
1983     Jerusalem Medal for Benefactors of Jerusalem
1983     Certificate of Honour for a significant contribution to the Hebrew University
of Jerusalem

1983     Medal of Gratitude of the Israel Cancer Association
Italy 1985     Medal of Gratitude of the City of Milano
1985     Gold Medal of the "Serate Musicali Milano"
Mexico 1945     Medal of Gratitude of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Xalapa
1945     Merit Award of the Mexican Ministry of Public Education
1947     Medal of Gratitude of the "Hospital del Niño"
1966     Gold Medal of the "Estados Unidos de México"
1969     Gold Medal of "Conciertos Daniel"
1971     "Premio Agustín Arroyo", 1969-1970
1971     Gold Merit Award of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Secretary of State
Emilio O. Rabasa
1973     Gold Merit Award of the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y de Literatura
1975     Gold Merit Award of the Mexican Musical Youth
1975     Medal of Gratitude of the Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México
1977     Silver Medal "Aguila de Tlatelelco" of the Department for Foreign Affairs,
Secretary of State Santiago Roel
1977     Medal of Gratitude of the Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México
1977     Gold Medal of the Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México
1977     Silver Medal of Gratitude "Quetzalcoatl" of the Federal District of Mexico
1982     Silver Medal of Gratitude Luís de la Hidalga y Sonia Amelio
1983     Merit Award of the President of the United States of Mexico
1983     Medal of Gratitude "Pueblo y Gobierno del Estado de México"
1984     "Lira de Oro" from the Musicians' Union
1985     Mozart Medal
1987     Medal of Gratitude of the Governor of the State of Guanajato, Rafael Corrales
Ayala
No date:
Medal "Testimonio de Gratitud del Pueblo de México"
Monaco 1972     Medal of Gratitude of the Monaco Red Cross
Poland 1945     Medal "Legionarios de America" Merit Award of the President of the Polish
Republic in exile
1981     Keys of the City of Poznan
1985     Medal of Gratitude "Henryk Wieniawski 1835-1985"
Spain 1967     Medal of Gratitude of the Orquesta Sinfónica R.T.V. Española
1970     "Dotación de Arte Castellblanch", Barcelona
1972     Gold Merit Medal UNICEF, Madrid
1972     Gold Medal of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Bilbao
Switzerland 1965     Gold Medal of Gratitude of the "20e Septembre Musical de Montreux"
U.S.A. 1967     Medal of Gratitude of the "Robin Hood Dell Guild"
1968     Medal of Gratitude of the Pablo Casals Festival Puerto Rico
1970     Welcome Certificate - City of Philadelphia
1973     Keys of Kansas City
1974     Special Commendation - County of Los Angeles
Welcome Certificate - City of Los Angeles
1980     Medal of Gratitude of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society New York
1982     Medal of Gratitude of the Polish Arts and Cultural Foundation, San Francisco
Medal of Gratitude of the City of Indianapolis
1983     Special Commendation - City of New York
Special Commendation - County of Los Angeles
1985     Keys of the City of San Diego
Special Commendation - City of San Diego
Keys of the City of Indianapolis
1986     Gold Medal of Gratitude of the International Violin Competition Indianapolis
1987     Arturo Toscanini Music Critics Award, New York
1989     Posthumous:
International Artists Award - American String Teachers Association
Venezuela 1986     Merit Award of "Sinfónica de la Juventud Venezolana - Simon Bolívar"
Yugoslavia 1977     Gold Merit Award of the City of Skopje
Honorary Titles
Austria 1970     Honorary Member of the "Jeunesses Musicales, Salzburg
1974     Honorary Member of the "Mozartgemeinde Wien"
1975     Senator of the Austrian "Jeunesses Musicales"
France 1969     Honorary Member of the "Amicale Culturelle de l'Amérique Latine", Paris
1978     Honorary Citizen of the City of Prades
1979     Honorary Member of the "Association pour le 150e Anniversaire de la Société
des Concerts du Conservatoire
", Paris
1982     Chevalier du Tastevin, Château du Clos de Vougeot
Germany 1962     Honorary Member of the "Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde Baden-Baden"
1985     Honorary Member of the "Robert Schumann Gesellschaft Düsseldorf"
1986     Member of the Board of Trustees of the "Stiftung Internationale
Bachakademie Stuttgart
"
Honorary Member of the "Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim"
Israel 1972     Honorary Advisor for Cultural Activities - Association for Welfare of Soldiers
in Israel

1975     Honorary President of the Music Conservatory SHOR in Holon
1977     Honorary Member of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
1988     Honorary Fellow of the Israel Cancer Association
Italy No date:
Member of the "Accademia di Santa Cecilia Roma"
1981     Honorary Member of the "Gli Amici della Musica Lina Pagliughi", Savignano
s. Rubicone
Japan 1981     Professor honoris causa, Osaka College of Music
Mexico 1968     Member of the "Sociedad de Autores y Compositores de Música"
1974     Honorary Citizen of the City of Puerto Vallarta
1975     Honorary Citizen of the City of San Luís Potosí
1983     Honorary Member of the Instituto Cultural Domecq, Mexico D.F.
Poland No date:
Member of the Board of the Association of Polish Musicians Abroad, London
1959     Honorary Member of the Association of Polish Musicians, Warsaw
1980     Honorary Member of the Karol Szymanowski Society, Zakopane
1981     Honorary Citizen of the City of Poznan
Spain 1949     Honorary Member of the Orquesta de Bilbao
1967     Honorary Member of the "Asosiación Cultura Musical" , Barcelona
1973     Honorary Citizen of the City of Alicante
Honorary Member of the "Sociedad de Conciertos de Alicante"
Switzerland 1975     Honorary Artist of the Festival de Montreux
U.K. 1969     Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music, London
1971     Honorary President of the Edinburgh Chopin Circle
U.S.A. 1965     Honorary citizen of the "Confederate States of America, City of Richmond"
1970     Doctor of Music honoris causa of the Philadelphia Musical Academy
1973     Doctor of Fine Arts honoris causa of the Western Michigan University
1980     Distinguished visitor - City of Miami
Member of the Artistic Advisory Panel of the University of Michigan School of
Music, Ann Arbor

1980/81     Mischa Elman Chair of Violin Playing - Manhattan School of Music
1982     "Humaniorum Litterarum Doctorem Honoris Causa", Georgetown University
1982     Member of the Advisory Board of the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
1983     Honorary Citizen of the State of Maryland
Honorary Citizen of the City of Baltimore
1984     Honorary Member of the "Y 92nd" benefit committee
Member of the Advisory Board of the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
1985     Honorary Director of the "Ignacy Paderewski Society", San Diego
1986     Chieftain of "Sagamore of the Wabash" State of Indiana
Gramophone Awards
Grand Prix du Disque de l'Académie Charles Cros
1955 J.S. Bach: Solo Sonatas and Partitas
(Odéon)
1957 Serge Prokofiev: Violin Concerto n° 2 in G Opus 63
(Odéon)
1961 Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Opus 77
London Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Monteux
(RCA)
1967 W.A. Mozart: Violin Concertos K 219 and K 271A
New Philharmonia Orchestra, London, Sir Alexander Gibson
(Philips/Universal)
1969 J.S. Bach: Solo Sonatas and Partitas
(Deutsche Grammophon)
Edison
1971 W.A. Mozart: Complete Edition of the Violin Concertos
New Philharmonia Orchestra, London, Sir Alexander Gibson
(Philips/Universal)
  Alban Berg / Jean Martinon: Violin Concertos
Bayerisches Rundfunkorchester, Rafael Kubelik
(Deutsche Grammophon)
Grammy Award
1974 Johannes Brahms: The Three Trios
Robert Schumann: Piano Trio n°1 in D minor
     Arthur Rubinstein, piano
     Pierre Fournier, cello
"Best Chamber Music Performance"
(RCA)
1975 Franz Schubert: Piano Trios
     Arthur Rubinstein, piano
     Pierre Fournier, cello
"Best Chamber Music Performance"
(RCA)
Wiener Flötenuhr
1971 W.A. Mozart: Complete Edition of the Violin Concertos
New Philharmonia Orchestra, London, Sir Alexander Gibson
(Philips/Universal)
National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences - Nominations
1969 J.S. Bach: Solo Sonatas and Partitas
"Best classical performance"
(Deutsche Grammophon)
1971 Alban Berg / Jean Martinon: Violin Concertos
Bayerisches Rundfunkorchester, Rafael Kubelik
"Best classical performance"
(Deutsche Grammophon)
1974 Johannes Brahms: The Three Trios
     Arthur Rubinstein, piano
     Pierre Fournier, cello
"Best chamber music performance"
(RCA)
1975 Franz Schubert: Piano Trios
     Arthur Rubinstein, piano
     Pierre Fournier, cello
"Best chamber music performance"
(RCA)
Gold Discs
1972 Niccolò Paganini: Violin Concerto n°3
London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Alexander Gibson
(Philips/Universal)
1981 J.S. Bach: The Three Violin Concertos
Academy of St.Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner
(Philips Nippon Phonogram)


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