Dutilleux awarded prestigious RPS Gold Medal
Following on from the recent success of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Cardiff University School of Music’s Discovering Dutilleux Festival, Henri Dutilleux has been honoured with the Royal Philharmonic Society’s (RPS) highest honour, the Gold Medal.
The recipient was decided at the RPS’ Annual General Meeting last month, with Dutilleux voted for the ‘timeless integrity and utmost precision of his work’. Bearing the image of Beethoven, the Gold Medal was created in 1870 to mark the centenary of Beethoven’s birth. It is recognised as one of the highest honours in the music world and is presented for the most outstanding musicianship, with fewer than 100 presented in the award’s history. Previous medallists include Johannes Brahms, Edgar Elgar, Igor Stravinsky, Michael Tippett and György Ligeti.
Dutilleux will be presented the Gold Medal on Wednesday 2nd April 2008 at the Wigmore Hall, London, with a concert by the Nash Ensemble.
Photo: Thomas Hammje