Riccardo Chailly receives the Kilenyi Medal of Honor

Riccardo Chailly receives the  Kilenyi Medal of Honor
Riccardo Chailly
Conductor, Riccardo Chailly was awarded the Bruckner Society of America's Julio Kilenyi Medal of Honor at a ceremony held at Avery Fisher Hall in New York City.

The ceremony took place on Sunday, November 9, 2014 in the Green Room just prior to a concert where Maestro Chailly led the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra in a performance of the Bruckner Symphony No. 7.

In presenting the award, Society Executive Secretary John Berky noted Mr. Chailly's complete recorded cycle of Bruckner symphonies and his willingness to incorporate some of the latest scholastic research into his choice of performing editions, including his recent adoption of the 1872 (first version) of Bruckner's Symphony No. 2.

Additionally, it was fitting that the honor be bestowed when the maestro was touring the United States with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra which gave the premiere of the Bruckner Seventh Symphony in 1884.

Bruckner Society board members William Carragan and Michael Cucka were also in attendance.

The Society wishes to thank Tim Fox of Columbia Artists Management and Eileen McMahon of Lincoln Center for their help in making this presentation possible.

The Society's press release and a photo gallery of the event are below


Press Release
Press Release
New York Times Arts Beat Article
New York Times Arts Beat Article
Photo Gallery
Photo Gallery