Simon Rattle

Wolf Prize Laureate in Music 2012

The Prize Committee for Music has unanimously decided that the 2012 Wolf Prize be awarded to:


Sir Simon Denis Rattle OM CBE (born 19 January 1955), is an English conductor. He rose to international prominence during the 1980s and 1990s, while Music Director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (1980–98). He has been principal conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic since 2002, and plans to leave his position at the end of his current contract, in 2018. It was announced in March 2015 that Rattle would become Music Director of the London Symphony Orchestra from September 2017


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