RCA Record Label Aknowledgements for sales


1979 Platinum Disc

Awarded to mark record sales of half a million in the UK

1979 Gold Disc

Awarded for duo recordings with John Williams

1979 Silver Disc
Awarded for duo recordings with John Williams

1996: Royal Philharmonic Society Instrumentalist's Award

1976: Villa-Lobos Gold Medal - presneted to Julian Bream by Madame Villa-Lobos. This picture is that of a bronze medal and not the actual gold medal presented to Julian Bream.

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).

1964: Officer of the Order of the British Empire


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.

1966: Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music

1981: Fellowship of the Royal College of Music. For more informations on this event click on RCM.

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).

1972-73: Edison Award. The Edison Award is an annual Dutch music prize awarded for outstanding achievements in the music industry.

1988: Honorary Member of the Royal Philharmonic Society

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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).

1968: Edison Award. The Edison Award is an annual Dutch music prize awarded for outstanding achievements in the music industry.

Awards and Acknowledgements

1999: Doctor of Philosophy from London Guildhall University

1983: Fellowship of the Royal Northern College of Music. For more information on this event click on RNCN.

2009: Honorary Doctorate from the Open University

1955: Harriet Cohen International Music Award for 1955. Announced on February 10th. The Bablock Purse for Strings and Wind awarded to Julian Bream and    

           Gervase de Peyer. A non-competitive award that was initiated to encourage young musicians all over the world.

1985: Commander of the Order of the British Empire

1984: Honorary Doctorate from the University of Leeds. For more information on this event click on Leeds

1968: Honorary Doctorate from the University of Surrey

2013: Gramophone magazine's Lifetime Achievement Award. For more informations on this event click on Gramophone.

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).