Alfred Brendel


Alfred Brendel was born in Louná nad Desnou, Olomouc Region, Czech Republic on January 5th, 1931 and is the Pianist. At the age of 93, Alfred Brendel biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 5, 1931
Austria, United Kingdom
Place of Birth
Louná nad Desnou, Olomouc Region, Czech Republic
93 years old
Zodiac Sign
Composer, Essayist, Pianist, Poet
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Graz Conservatory
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Alfred Brendel Life

Alfred Brendel KBE (born 5 January 1931) is an Austrian pianist, poet, and writer best known for his performances of Mozart, Schubert, Schoenberg, and, especially Beethoven.

Personal life

Brendel has been married twice before. His first marriage, from 1960 to 1972, was to Iris Heymann-Gonzala, which resulted in the birth of Doris, a progressive rock and pop rock musician. Brendel married Irene Semler in 1975; the couple has three children; a son, Adrian, a cellist, and two daughters, Katharina and Sophie.


Alfred Brendel Awards

Awards and accolades

  • Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE; 1989)
  • Pour le Mérite for Sciences and Arts (1991)
  • Hans von Bülow Medal of the Berlin Philharmonic (1992)
  • Beethoven-Ring of the Vienna Music University (2001)
  • Léonie Sonning Music Prize (2002; Denmark)
  • Ernst von Siemens Music Prize (2004)
  • Prix Venenia: Premio Artur Rubinstein (2007)
  • Praemium Imperiale (2009)
  • Herbert von Karajan Music Prize (2008)
  • Franz Liszt-Ehrenpreis (2011)
  • Juilliard Medal (2011)
  • Voted into the Gramophone Hall of Fame (2012)
  • Golden Mozart Medal of the Salzburg Mozarteum (2014)
  • Echo Klassik Lifetime Achievement Award (2016)

Mother-of-three, 45, who was mowed down and killed by BBC Proms cellist when he skidded on ice was the second person to die on same stretch of road in near identical circumstances, inquest hears, March 1, 2024
When his car in Dorset came out of a patch of frozen water, Adrian Brendel (left) lost control of it. Good Samaritan Natalie Mountford (right), a mother of three who had to assist Charley Mack (inset), was killed when they collided on the ice. Mr Brendel, a well-known claissic performer, was cleared of any wrongdoing after an inquest into Ms Mountford's death on December 18, 2022. However, the hearing brought a hazard to a nearly decade-long problem of run-off water draining down the road, which causes the hazard.

According to the inquest, the mother-of-three, 45, who stopped to help stranded motorists, was mowed down and killed by the world's top cellist after skiing on ice on the way home from a concert, February 8, 2024
An inquest heard that a mother-of-three who stopped to assist a homeless motorist was mowed down and killed by a world-leading cellist after his vehicle skidded on ice. Natalie Mountford, 45, was launched 30ft into the air and died at the site of the accident near Sturminster Newton, Dorset, on December 18, 2022. During his ride home from a concert in Oxford in the early hours of the morning, cellist Adrian Brendel, a visiting professor at the Royal Academy of Music, lost track of his vehicle on ice. The 48-year-old, who has appeared on BBC Proms, swerved to avoid two cars blocking the road ahead, but instead collided with Ms Mountford. After her vehicle had crashed into a hedge, the mother-of-three had just pulled over to assist a young woman.