Lifetime honour for the world’s best-loved pianist

Lifetime honour for the world’s best-loved pianist


norman lebrecht

September 30, 2015

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


  • ruben greenberg says:

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

  • John Borstlap says:

    Beautiful news and entirely deserved.

  • Niles says:

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