Britain’s Royal Philharmonic Society has today announced Latvian conductor Mariss Jansons as their annual Gold Medal recipient.
‘Mariss Jansons is one of the greatest musicians of our day ... ’ Society Chairman, John Gilhooly has said.
‘His conducting is a powerful combination of discipline and inspiration and his revelatory performances are innately truthful to the nuances of the score while filled with new discoveries and glimpses into the very heart of the music.’
Maestro Jansons the 104th recipient of the accolade since the medal was founded in 1870 – in celebration of the centenary of the birth of Beethoven.
Previous Gold Medallists include: Janet Baker, Daniel Barenboim, Pierre Boulez, Bernard Haitink, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, György Kurtag, Sir Simon Rattle, András Schiff, Mitsuko Uchida, Antonio Pappano, Brahms (1877), Elgar (1925), Stravinsky (1954) and Bernstein (1987).