Paul McCartney To Receive Israel’s Wolf Prize

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February 12, 2018 | 9:10pm EST

Sir Paul McCartney is set to become the first pop culture icon to be honored with the prestigious Wolf Prize in Israel.
The Beatles legend will be saluted as “one of the greatest songwriters of all time” at the May ceremony, where he will share the accolade with Hungarian musician Adam Fischer, who is also being recognized as “an inspirational conductor and eloquent defender of human rights”.
They will split the $100,000 prize money.
McCartney is one of few singers to be chosen for the award – opera star Placido Domingo became the first vocalist to do so when he was feted in 2012.
Previous honorees also include artist Rosemarie Trockel, violinist Isaac Stern, conductor Zubin Mehta, and pianist Daniel Barenboim.
Other top names from the fields of science, mathematics, and agriculture will also be celebrated at the annual event, organized by officials from the non-profit Wolf Foundation and hosted by Israeli President Reuven Rivlin.


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