Wolf Prize Laureate in Music 2015
The Prize Committee for Music has unanimously decided that the 2015 Wolf Prize be awarded to:
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.
Perahia is constantly trying to emphasize the composer’s intentions rather than his own ego and yet- his unique personality is evident in every one of his performances.