Lifetime honour for the world’s best-loved pianist

September 30, 2015 by norman lebrecht


We are thrilled to report that Echo Klassik will give an award for lifetime achievement next month to Menahem Pressler, pianist of the Beaux Arts Trio for 55 years and now an international soloist.

Menahem, 91, is revered by four generations of musicians as a teacher, a thinker and a life-enhancing friend.


You can hear my BBC Lebrecht Interview with him here.

l-r: Ivry Gitlis, Paavo Järvi, Menahem Pressler

Comments (6)

  1. ruben greenberg says:

    Is that Ivy Gitlis on the left? And Putin in the middle?

    1. Annabelle Weidenfeld says:

      And in my view the greatest living musician.

      1. Jevgeniy says:

        Putin, you mean?

      2. Holger H. says:

        The greatest living musician is that one in yourself. The second greatest musician is the one you can actually hear.

  2. John Borstlap says:

    Beautiful news and entirely deserved.

  3. Niles says:

    He’s a bit of a newcomer and upstart, but I’m sure it’s well-deserved.

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