He won first prize in the Austrian Music Competition in 1947. In 1949, he performed with distinguished conductors like Wilhelm Furtwängler and Herbert von Karajan. He has specialized in works of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert, but has an extensive repertoire, and has made numerous recordings, including more than 200 LPs. Together with his wife Eva Badura-Skoda, he has also produced musical scholarship of impressive quality. The Badura-Skodas edited one of the volumes of Mozart's piano concertos for the Neue Mozart-Ausgabe (Serie V/Werkgruppe 15/Band 5, consisting of K. 453, 456, and 459).
Honours and awards
- Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art, 1st class (1976)
- Bösendorfer ring1978
- Knight of the Legion of Honour (1993)
- Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (1997)
- Gold Medal for Service to the City of Vienna (2007)
- Grand Decoration of Honour in Silver for Services to the Republic of Austria (2006)
- Honoris causa doctorate from Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Mannheim (2006)
- Honoris causa doctorate from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (2010)
- Honoris causa doctorate from Academy of Music in Kraków (2013)
- Paul Badura-Skoda's Homepage. The information above is largely adapted from the biography given on this homepage.
- CDs of Badura-Skoda released by label GENUIN
- Hear Paul Badura-Skoda in concert from WGBH Radio Boston
- Interview with Paul Badura-Skoda by Bruce Duffie, March 7, 1989
- Birthday Congratulations
- Paul Badura-Skoda's Master Class in Villa Medici Giulini, Briosco (MB), Italy
- David Dubal interview with Paul Badura-Skoda on YouTube, WNCN-FM, 26-Mar-1982
- Paul and Eva Badura-Skoda on concert tour of Southern Africa through Hans Adler.
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