Austrian Award for Joseph Horovitz
1st October 2007
Joseph Horovitz was born in Vienna in 1926 and settled in England in 1938. He took a B.Mus at Oxford, followed by studies with Gordon Jacob at the Royal College of Music and Nadia Boulanger in Paris. He is a Fellow of the RCM, where he has taught composition since 1961. In a wide-ranging compositional careeer he has won a Commonwealth Medal, a Leverhulme Research Award, two Ivor Novello Awards (one for Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo ), the Gold Medal of Vienna, and the Nino Rota Prize, Italy. Next month he is being awarded honorary membership of the Austrian Composers’ Union.