Awards and Recognitions
Voted into the Gramophone Hall of Fame
Gold Medal of The Royal Philharmonic Society
La Medalla Teresa Carreño of Venezuela
Honorary Member of The Royal Philharmonic Society
The Highest Distinction Award from the Inter-American Music Council and the Organization of American States
Doctor Honoris Causa of Universidad de Concepción
Professor Honoris Causa of Universidad de Bío-Bío
The International UNESCO Music Prize
National de la Légion d'honneur of France
National Prize of Art of Chile
First Honorary Member of The Robert Schumann Society
Doctor Honoris Causa of University of Oxford
Commandatore da Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Knighthood from the Order of Malta
Beethoven Medal of New York
Philadelphia Bowl of Philadelphia
La Orden del Águila Azteca of Mexico
Hans von Bülow Medal of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Großes Bundesverdienstkreuz of the Federal Republic of Germany
Homage from the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Kurt Westphal, on behalf of the orchestra, called him "heir to the throne of Gieseking and Busoni".
Chevalier of Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France
Presented with 'The Mask of Chopin' & Chopin's manuscripts
Santiago's Honorary Citizen
Concepción's Honorary Citizen and City Gold Medal
Hijo Benemérito de Chillán
Chillán's hitherto Lumaco Street was named after Claudio Arrau
The Medal of The Royal Philharmonic Society
Hijo Predilecto de México
Doctor Honoris Causa of University of Chile
Hijo Ilustre de Chillán
Winner of the Grand Prix of the Concours International des Pianistes Geneva. The jury was composed by Arthur Rubinstein, Joseph Pembauer, Ernest Schelling, Alfred Cortot and José Vianna da Motta. Cortot exclaimed: "Cela c'est un pianiste. C'est merveilleux"
Honour Prize of the Stern Conservatory, becoming Professor
- 1919 & 1920:
Liszt Prize (after 45 years without a first place winner)
End of studies at the Stern Conservatory, receiving an "Exceptional Diploma"
Grant of the Stern Conservatory
First Prize in the Rudolph Ibach Competition (he was the only participating boy)
Gustav Holländer Medal for young artists
Grant of the Chilean Congress for musical studies in Berlin
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