Paide (Estonia), 11 September 1935

Foreign member

Department of Arts


Membership of SASA
Foreign member since 5 November 2009


BA (1963) Conservatory in Tallinn, Estonia


Membership of other academies
Estonian Academy of Sciences (2011)

Awards and recognitions
Honorary member,  Royal Swedish Academy of Music (1991)
Honorary doctorate, University of Sydney (1996);
Honorary member, American Academy of Arts and Letters (1996);
Honorary doctorate, University of Tartu (1998);
Herder Prize, Germany (2000);
Honorary member, Royal Academy of Sciences, Letters and Fine Arts of Belgium (2001);
Honorary doctorate, Durham University (2002);
Honorary doctorate, National University of General San Martín, Argentina (2003);
Honorary doctorate, University of Freiburg (2007);
Two Grammy Awards (2007, 2014);
Léonie Sonning Music Prize (2008);
Honorary doctorate, University of St Andrews (2010);
Chevalier (Knight) of Légion d’honneur, France (2011);
Member of the Pontifical Council for Culture, Vatican (2011);
Honorary doctorate, University of Lugano (2012);
Honorary doctorate, Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (2014);
‘Cross of Merit First Class’,Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church (2015);
Honorary doctorate, Oxford University (2016);
Ratzinger Prize, Vatican (2017);
Honorary doctorate, Frédéric Chopin University of Music (2018)