It is with great pleasure that we note that the German town of Magdeburg, birthplace of Georg Philipp Telemann, has awarded this year’s Telemann prize to Elizabeth Wallfisch, the leading baroque violinist, who is also the wife of our own President, Raphael Wallfisch.

She will receive her award from the Mayor, Lutz Truempler, on September 17th and will then give a performance with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra.

We are sure that BMS members would wish to congratulate Elizabeth Wallfisch on receiving this distinguished award from Telemann’s home town.