Murray Perahia
Photo: Felix Broede

The Israeli Wolf Foundation announced that American soprano Jessye Norman (69) is one of the recipients of the Wolf Prize in Music 2015. The Foundation says that Norman is “not only an outstanding personality in the world of music but has done a great deal to encourage young people to seek a career as singers as well as musicians in general. She has had a profound influence on many students of all races and genders, which has greatly improved their status as well as their lives. Besides her musical activity (…) she has been involved in very important social activities such as fighting for health related causes.”

The other winner is Murray Perahia (67). The eulogy says: “One of the great pianists of our times, Murray Perahia has excelled in promoting the music of all creative periods. He has been a great influence on a great number of upcoming pianists in the world and encouraged many students to enhance their art. Through his extraordinary performances, he has become a model for all serious musicians and music lovers, while he never compromised his standards.”

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