Christoph Wolff honored with Medal Pour le Mérite

Last Sunday, May 29, 2016, RISM honorary president Christoph Wolff was honored with the medal Pour le Mérit für Wissenschaften und Künste, a civilian honor. In the presence of German President Joachim Gauck, the Israeli conductor Daniel Barenboim and the German musicologist Christoph Wolff received their medals at a ceremony in Berlin. The medal, awarded since 1842 "for services to the arts and sciences," may only be held at any one time by no more than 40 men and women in Germany and 40 abroad, recognizing the achievements of scientists, scholars, and artists.

In honor of Christoph Wolff, Johann Sebastian Bach's Cello Suite was performed by Miklós Perényi at the ceremony. In his speech, President Gauck recognized Wolff's Bach scholarship as well as the musical achievements of Daniel Barenboim.

Christoph Wolff was president of RISM from 2004 to 2013. He is currently one of RISM's honorary presidents. Congratulations, Christoph Wolff!

Photo courtesy of Christoph Wolff.




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