Awards and Acknowledgements
Awards and Acknowledgements as a youth
1945: Junior Exhibition Award (Julian's first award)
Julian wins a Junior Exhibition Award, awarded by the London County Council, for playing the piano and he is granted free tuition to learn piano at
London's Royal College of Music on Saturday mornings. He was 12 years old.
1946: BFBMG Junior Trophy rally at Central Hall in Westminster
In October 20, 1946, BFBMG Junior Trophy rally was held at Central Hall in Westminster. Julian does not compete but performs as a "special" item at the
end. Performs Rondoletto by Darr. The audience was so taken by the performance they applauded for numerous encores. Julian played a Study and Prelude
by Carcassi. While the audience applauded for more, Julian bowed and left the stage after the second encore. Julian signs autographs for the first time. There
may not have been a "trophy" involved for Julian but the event represented a high honour for the performer.
1964: Officer of the Order of the British Empire
1964: Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance at the Grammy Awards in 1964 for the year of 1963 was for An Evening of Elizabethan Music performed by the Julian Bream Consort. (6th Annual GRAMMY Awards).
1966: Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music
1967: Grammy Award for Best Classical Performance – Instrumental Soloist or Soloists (with or without orchestra) at the Grammy Awards of 1967
for the year of 1966 - Baroque Guitar (Works of Bach, Sanz, Weiss, etc.). (9th Annual GRAMMY Awards).
1968: Honorary Doctorate from the University of Surrey
1968: Edison Award
1972: Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with orchestra) at the Grammy Awards from 1972 for the year of 1971 - André Previn (conductor), Julian Bream & André Previn (conductor) with the London Symphony Orchestra for Villa-Lobos: "Concerto for Guitar" from the Julian Bream Plays Villa-Lobos album. (14th Annual GRAMMY Awards).
1972-73: Edison Award
1973: Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance at the Grammy Awards from 1973 for the year of 1972 - Julian Bream & John Williams for
Julian and John (Works by Lawes, Carulli, Sor, Albéniz, Granados, de Falla and Ravel)(15th Annual GRAMMY Awards).
1981: Fellowship of the Royal College of Music
1983: Fellowship of the Royal Northern College of Music
1984: Honorary Doctorate from the University of Leeds
1985: Commander of the Order of the British Empire
1988: Honorary Member of the Royal Philharmonic Society
1996: Royal Philharmonic Society Instrumentalist's Award
1999: Doctor of Philosophy from London Guildhall University
2009: Honorary Doctorate from the Open University