Mendelssohn Award 2007

Award-winner of the first Leipzig Mendelssohn-Award 2007

Kurt Masur

In 2007 Maestro Kurt Masur was the first person to receive the award for his Musical Achievements.

Award-winner of the Leipzig Mendelssohn-Award 2007

During a formal ceremony on the occasion of the conductor’s 80th birthday and in the presence of Kofi Annan Leipzig Mayor Burkhard Jung presented thefile Mendelssohn-Award
(PDF, 721 kB) to Kurt Masur. From his earliest youth, he has rendered outstanding services to the music and work of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. He is also the person to record a number of Mendelssohn’s works for the first time.
Kurt Masur was presented with the first Mendelssohn Prize of the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Foundation in 2007 in recognition of his life’s work and his services to Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. With the words “the City of Leipzig bows to you”, at the end of the three-hour concert Leipzig Lord Mayor Burkhard Jung presented the celebrant with the newly created prize, which will now be given yearly to worthy recipients.