Awards

Alexis Weissenberg received numerous honours and awards throughout his fruitful musical career.

Here are some of them reflected.

These Awards are part of the Alexis Weissenberg Archive.

Diploma of the Record Grand Prix . Franz Liszt Society, Budapest

1980

Record Grand Prix Medal (front). Franz Liszt Society, Budapest
EMI recording of the Songs for Baritone by Liszt 
Hermann Prey, Baritone, Alexis Weissenberg, pianist

1980

Record Grand Prix Medal (back). Franz Liszt Society, Budapest
EMI recording of the Songs for Baritone by Liszt 
Hermann Prey, Baritone, Alexis Weissenberg, pianist

1980

Diploma of Goodwill Ambassador for the UN

1990

Bulgarian Order of the Madara Horseman, 1st class with Swords

Awarded to citizens who had great achievements in establishing friendship and amicable relations with the People’s Republic of Bulgaria

1979

Bulgarian Order of the Madara Horseman, 1st class with Swords

(Awarded on the 50th anniversary of Alexis Weissenberg)

1979

Harriet Cohen International Music Award – Beethoven Medal (front)

1958

Harriet Cohen International Music Award – Beethoven Medal (back)

1958

Stara Planina: Grand Cross of the Order of the Balkan Mountains

Stara Planina: Grand Cross of the Order of the Balkan Mountains (detail)

Medal commemorative of the Centenary (1879-1979) of Sofia as the Capital of the People’s Republic of Bulgaria.

Sovereign Military Order of Malta’s Cross of Merit Award

1983

Sovereign Military Order of Malta’s Cross of Merit, Civil

(Maltese Cross)

1983

Platinum Disc Award EMI Italy

For the Chopin Nocturnes

Gold Disc Award EMI Japan (detail) 

In appreciation of the excellent sales in Japan of the three great Piano Concertos with Herbert von Karajan

1977

Gold Disc Award EMI Japan

1977

Harvard Visiting Artist Certificate

1975-76

With François Mitterand at the Legion d'Honneur Ceremony 1984

Induction Ceremony of the Légion d’Honneur

Paris 1984

People’s Artist of Bulgaria

The highest title awarded to outstanding performing artists

Sofia 1974

Order of Saints Cyril and Methodius – 1st Class

Awarded to Bulgarian and foreign citizens and organizations for merit in sciences, culture, information

Honorary Member of the New Year’s Festival

National Palace of Culture Lyudmila Zhivkova

Sofia 1987

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