Conductor, Gerd Schaller Receives Kilenyi Medal

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Gerd Schaller
At the last meeting of the Society's Board of Directors, conductor, Gerd Schaller was unanimously selected to receive the Bruckner Society of America's Julio Kilenyi Medal of Honor. In a letter written to Maestro Schaller, Society President, Benjamin Korstvedt stated,

The board is awarding the Kilenyi Medal to you in recognition of your long advocacy of Bruckner’s music and, above all, for the excellent series of Bruckner performances you have led in Ebrach and other locations in Europe. We salute you in particular for seeking versions and variants that would otherwise have remained unheard. Your recordings of these benefit and inform Bruckner enthusiasts worldwide, and for this you deserve both our admiration and gratitude.

The award presentation was initially planned for January in New York City but was rescheduled for March 31st in Oxford, England. Bruckner Society President, Benjamin Korstvedt and Executive Secretary, John Berky made the presentation at the opening of the 10th Bruckner Journal Conference which took place at Hertford College in Oxford. Society Treasurer (and Bruckner Journal editor), Michael Cucka and board members Eric Lai and Neil Schore were also in attendance. Pictures from the event can be seen below.


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