Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Pianist Receives France's Highest Cultural Honor


"Menahem Pressler, a distinguished professor in the Indiana University School of Music, has been named a commander in France's Order of Arts and Letters by French Minister of Culture Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres. The title is France's highest cultural honor.

"This is very unexpected. It is the greatest cultural honor that France gives to a foreigner," said the legendary pianist and founding member of the Beaux Arts Trio, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year."

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