Jessye Norman

Wolf Prize Laureate in Music 2015

Jessye Norman


Award citation:

“for her extraordinary performances worldwide, her educational activities and her devotion for health related causes.


Prize share:

Jessye Norman

Murray Perahia


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.


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