In recognition of his achievements in music education and for his support of emerging musical talent, Steven Isserlis will receive the Glashütte Original MusicFestivalAward during the 40th Dresden Music Festival.

In addition to performing with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors as a celebrated concert soloist, Steven Isserlis devotes much of his time to composing and performing for children. As an author, Mr Isserlis has published three children’s books, most recently Robert Schumann’s Advice to Young Musicians: Revisited by Steven Isserlis, which typifies the cellist’s drive for inspiring and supporting aspiring musicians.

The award will be presented to Mr Isserlis on 23rd May 2017 as part of his concert with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Vladimir Jurowski. The $25,000 cash value of the award will be donated to Mr Isserlis’s chosen recipients.