Murray Perahia

Wolf Prize Laureate in Music 2015

Murray Perahia


Award citation:

“for his thrilling and sincere interpretation of music and his influence On the new generation”.  


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Murray Perahia

Jessye Norman


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.


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