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Cellist Steven Isserlis Awarded €25,000 Dresden Festival ‘Lifetime Achievement’ Award

It has been announced that British cellist Steven Isserlis has been awarded the €25,000 2017 'Glashütte Original Music Festival Award'

It has been announced today that British cellist Steven Isserlis has been awarded the €25,000 2017 'Glashütte Original Music Festival Award'.

Presented annually since 2004 by the Dresden Music Festival, the award was established to honour the lifetime achievements of artists who have dedicated themselves to the creative arts and who throughout their careers have displayed continuous development.

Previous recipients include Gidon Kremer, Kurt Masur, Gustavo Dudamel, Andris Nelsons and Simon Rattle.

Mr Isserlis, 58, will be presented with the prize on May 23rd during the Festival.

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