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Valery Gergiev

  • Conductor


Valery Gergiev Honors and Awards

• Order of Merit for the Fatherland;
• 3rd class (24 April 2003) – for outstanding contribution to music culture
• 4th class (2 May 2008) – for outstanding contribution to the development of domestic and world music and theatre, many years of creative activity
• Order of Friendship (12 April 2000) – for services to the state, many years of fruitful work in the field of culture and art, a great contribution to strengthening friendship and cooperation between nations
• Medal "In Commemoration of the 300th Anniversary of Saint Petersburg" (2003)
• Gratitude of the President of the Russian Federation (15 January 2009) – for the concert orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre under Valery Gergiev rukovodskvom[clarification needed] in support of victims during the Georgian-Ossetian conflict
• Medal "For Valiant Labour" (Tatarstan) – for a fruitful cooperation with the Republic of Tatarstan, an active part in national projects in the fields of culture, outstanding contribution to the development of domestic and world music
Foreign awards
• Order of St. Mashtots (Armenia, 2000)
• Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic (2001)
• Order "Danaker" (2001, Kyrgyzstan)
• Medal "Dank" (Kyrgyzstan, 1998)
• Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion (2005)
• Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise, 5th class (Ukraine, May 10, 2006) – a significant personal contribution to the development of cultural ties between Ukraine and Russia, high professionalism and many years of fruitful creative activity
• Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (2001)
• Commander of the Order of the Lion of Finland (2006)
• Officer of the Legion of Honour (France, 2007)
• Order of Arts and Letters (France)
• Order of the Rising Sun with Golden Rays and Ribbon (Japan, 2006)
• Order "Uatsamonga" (South Ossetia, January 29, 2009) – for courage and great patriotism, invaluable assistance and support to the people of South Ossetia during the Georgian aggression disaster in August 2008
• Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan (2011)
• Silver medal in Valencia (Spain, 2006)
• Medal Pro Mikkeli (Mikkeli, Finland, 2005)
• Medal Johan van Oldenbarnefelta (2008, Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
• Gold Medal for Merit to Culture (Gloria Artis) (Poland, 2011)
Religious awards
• Order of Holy Prince Daniel of Moscow, 3rd class (Russian Orthodox Church, 2003)
• Order of St. Vladimir (Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 2001)
• Medal of St. Sergius of Radonezh, 1st class (Russian Orthodox Church, 2010).
Community Awards
• Commemorative Gold Medal "olive branch with Diamonds" (the Russian-Armenian (Slavic) State University)
• People's Artist of Russia (June 20, 1996) – for the great achievements in art
• People's Artist of Ukraine (2004)
• People's Artist of North Ossetia – Alania
• Honorary citizen of St. Petersburg (2007), Vladikavkaz (2003), Lyon and Toulouse
• "Conductor of the Year" (1994) awarded by a jury of the international organization International Classical Music Awards
• UNESCO Artist for Peace (2003)
• Honorary Doctor of St. Petersburg State University
• Honorary Professor of Moscow State University (2001)
• State Prize of the Russian Federation in the field of art and literature in 1993 (7 December 1993) and 1998 (June 4, 1999)
• Prize awarded by the President of the Russian Federation in the field of literature and art in 2001 (January 30, 2002)
• Winner of the country's theatrical prize "Golden Mask" (five times from 1996 to 2000)
• Winner of the Theatre Award of Saint Petersburg "Gold soffit" (four times; 1997, 1998, 2000 and 2003)
• Russian opera prize «Casta diva» for the best performance – "Parsifal" (1998)
• Winner of Tsarskoye Selo Art Prize (1999)
• Shostakovich Prize (Yuri Bashmet Foundation, 1997)
• Royal Swedish Academy of Music Polar Music Prize (2005)
• Herbert von Karajan Prize winner (Baden-Baden, 2006)
• Laureate of the Foundation of American-Russian Cultural Cooperation (2006)