Ozawa Seiji

Seiji Ozawa (小澤 征爾, Ozawa Seiji, born September 1, 1935) is a Japanese conductor, particularly noted for his interpretations of large-scale late Romantic works. He is most known for his work as music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and principal conductor of the Vienna State Opera. He is one of Japan’s greatest cultural ambassadors, ...

1958: Toho School of Music: 1st Prize in conducting and composition
1959: International Competition of Orchestra Conductors, Besançon, France
1960: Koussevitzky Prize for Outstanding Student Conductor, Tanglewood
1976: Emmy Award for Evening at Symphony
1981: Grammy Award for "Best solo instrument performance with orchestra"
1992: Hans Von Bulow Medal (given by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
1994: Emmy Award for Dvořák in Prague
1994: Inouye Award, Japan
1997: Musician of the Year (Musical America)
1998: Chevalier of the Legion d’honneur (France), for the promotion of French composers
2001: Member of the Academie des Beaux-Arts of the Institute de France (Given by French President Jacques Chirac)
2001: Person of Cultural Merit Japan
2002: Doctor honoris causa, National University of Music Bucharest, Romania
2002: Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and  Art, 1st Class (Given by Austrian President Thomas Klestil)
2002: Les Victoires de la Musique Classique (French CD prize)
2003: Mainichi Art Award and Suntory Music Prize
2004: Honorary Doctorate from the Sorbonne University of France
2008: Order of Culture, Japan
2009: Grand Decoration of Honour in Silver for services to the Republic of Austria
2011: Praemium Imperiale, Japan
2011: Order of Friendship (Russia)

Ozawa Seiji
Ozawa Seiji