Internationale Viola-Gesellschaft and International Viola Society Award Recipients


The IVS Silver Alto Clef is awarded regularly to a maximum of one each year. (Note: In the early years, it was sometimes awarded more than once in a year.)

The recipients of this award are:

1981 - Dr. Myron Rosenblum, New York City, NY, USA
1982 - Dr. François Beaumont (dec.), Auvernier, Switzerland
1982 - Uta Lenkewitz-von Zahn, Rheinbach, Germany
1983 - Dr. Maurice Riley (dec.), Ypsilanti, MI, USA
1984 - Dr. Zvonimir Devidé, Zagreb, Croatia
1985 - Janos Czakó (dec.), Nürnberg, Germany

1985 - Dr. Ulrich Drüner, Stuttgart, Germany
1986 - Prof. Berta Volmer (dec.), Cologne, Germany
1987 - Dr. David Dalton, Provo, UT, USA
1988 - OAR Eduard Membier (dec.), Vienna, Austria
1989 - Günter Ojsteršek, Düsseldorf, Germany
1990 - Heinz Berck, Dreieich-Sprendlingen, Germany

1991 - Otto Freudenthal, Linköping, Sweden
1992 - Christoph Angerer, Vienna, Austria
1993 - No award
1994 - Walter Witte, Frankfurt a.M., Germany
1995 - No award

1996 - A. Baird Knechtel, Toronto, Ont., Canada
1997 - Dr. Dwight Pounds, Bowling Green, KY, USA
1998 - No award
1999 - Ann Frederking, Ottawa, Ont., Canada
2000 - Dr. Donald Maurice, Wellington, New Zealand

2001 - Dr. Michael Vidulich, Auckland, New Zealand
2002 - Emanuel Vardi, San Jose, CA, USA
2003 - Prof. Emile Cantor-Samama, Arhus, Denmark
2004 - Dr. Thomas Tatton, Stockton, CA, USA
2005 - Dr. Pamela Goldsmith, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2006 - Bruno Giuranna, Asolo, Italy
2007 - Donald McInnes, Palm Springs, CA, USA
2008 - Tabea Zimmermann, Bochum, Germany
2009 - Dr. Ronald Schmidt, Bornheim, Germany
2010 - John White (dec.), Harlow, Essex, UK

2011 - Nobuko Imai, Tokyo, JAPAN
2012 - Michael Tree, New York, NY USA
2013 - Kim Kashkashian, Boston, Massachusetts, USA


Honorary Members of the IVG/IVS / Ehrenmitglieder der IVG/IVS


Other Awards

The Golden Viola Clef/Der GoldeneViola-Schlüssel
19 June 1988 Prof. Franz Zeyringer (dec.), Pöllau, Austria
14 September 2013 Dr David Dalton, Provo, Utah, USA

Honorary President of the IVG/IVS/Ehrenpräsident der IVG/IVS
10 February 1989 Prof. Franz Zeyringer (dec. 2010), Pöllau, Austria

Honorary Counselor for Life (Ehrenbeirat)
2000 - Doz. Günter Ojsteršek, Rödersheim-Gronau, Germany
2000 - Prof. Berta Volmer (dec.), Cologne, Germany

Special Award for distinctive achievements
2000 - Prof. John White (dec.), Harlow, Essex, UK
2001 - Dr. Michael Vidulich, Auckland, New Zealand
2009 - Prof Shen Xi-Di, Shanghai, China.
2010 - Hester Wohlitz, Irene, South Africa
2013 - Prof Stefan Kamasa, Krakow, Poland