Wolf Prize Laureate in Music 2015
The Prize Committee for Music has unanimously decided that the 2015 Wolf Prize be awarded to:
Jessye Norman was 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, that enriched large and different audiences, from classical music lovers to Jazz and Afro American Music followers, she has been involved in very important social activities such as fighting for health related causes.
With the warm, winning and honest personality, she opened the world of music to wide audiences throughout the world.