Give Now

IU Piano Professor Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

World-renowned pianist and IU faculty member Menahem Pressler is being honored for his many contributions to the world of classical music.

Menahem Pressler

Photo: Indiana University

Menahem Pressler's distinguished career as a performer and teacher spans six decades.

Menahem Pressler, distinguished professor of piano at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, is the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the 2011 International Classical Music Awards. Pressler will receive the award at a ceremony in Tampere, Finland on April 6th.

Menahem Pressler, now 86, joined the IU faculty in 1955. His students can be found on the faculties of many prestigious schools of music and performing in concert halls around the world. Pressler was a founding member of the universally acclaimed Beaux Arts Trio, which held its final concert in 2008 after nearly 55 years of touring the world.

Among his many honors are six Grammy nominations, a lifetime achievement awards from Gramophone magazine, over 30 solo recordings to his name, and honorary doctorates from the University of Nebraska, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and the North Carolina School of the Arts. To this day, Pressler continues travelling the globe to give recitals and teach masterclasses.

According to their homepage, the International Classical Music Awards are “the preeminent awards for classical music on an international level. The jury consists of professional music critics of the most important magazines, online services and radio stations.”

Other 2011 award recipients include conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen (Artist of the Year) and pianist David Kadouch (Young Artist of the Year).

External Links:

Sam Callahan

Sam Callahan graduated from IU in 2013 with degrees in Trumpet Performance and Economics. He is now a student at Harvard Law School.

View all posts by this author »

  • Musicking128

    Someone should give this guy a raise. He is constantly creating fantastic blogs that are absolutely intriguing! SUPERB!

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from Indiana Public Media Arts & Music:

Support For Indiana Public Media Comes From

Search Arts and Music

Stay Connected

RSS e-mail itunes Facebook Twitter Flickr YouTube

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from Indiana Public Media Arts & Music:

Recent Classical Music Stories

Classical Music Events RSS icon

More Events »Submit Your Event »

Arts & Music is on Twitter

Find Us on Facebook

This Week on Harmonia Early Music

A Tale of Telemann

Telemann

This week on Harmonia we celebrate Telemann’s legacy.

Read more »

Harmonia Early Music is a nationally syndicated weekly early music radio program, podcast and blog produced by WFIU Public Radio.

More from Harmonia »

This Week on Earth Eats

Cary Fowler: Plants Are On The Front Lines Of Climate Change

Entrance to Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Cary Fowler of Global Crop Diversity Trust talks to us about climate change and what crop diversity used to look like before we started privatizing seeds.

Read more »

Earth Eats is a podcast, radio program and blog of the freshest news and recipes inspired by local food and sustainable agriculture.

More from Earth Eats »

This Week on Focus on Flowers

Good Investments

shrubs

Shrubs are long-lived inhabitants that help create the architecture of our gardens.

Read more »

Focus on Flowers is a weekly program about flower gardening hosted by master gardener Moya Andews.

More from Focus on Flowers »