Kyoto Prize Symposium

The Inamori Foundation and the University of San Diego present
The 16th Annual Kyoto Prize Symposium
Featuring Dr. Richard Taruskin, Recipient of the 2017 Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy, Thought and Ethics

Richard Taruskin, PhD, delivered two lectures on
Thursday, March 22, 2018

Kyoto Prize Presentation

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Shiley Theatre, Camino Hall


"The Many Dangers of Music"

2 p.m.
Manchester Hall

About Richard Taruskin

A Musicologist and Critic of Prodigious Erudition Who Has Transformed Contemporary Perspectives on Music through Historical Research and Essays That Defy Conventional Critical Paradigms

Dr. Taruskin has pioneered a new dimension in Western music culture through musicology research that transcends conventional historiographical methodologies, issuing sharp critical analysis backed by exhaustive knowledge of many diverse fields. His unrivaled perspective has significantly influenced both performance and study, elevating the importance and creative value of critical discourse to the music world.

Read more about Dr. Taruskin.