Josep Carreras, invested Doctor Honoris Causa in Hungary
The last 29th of August, Josep Carreras, the well-known Catalan tenor, received the distinction of Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Pécs (Hungary). The director of this University, Robert Gabriel, delivered this title to Carreras in an act that counted with the presence of 500 people.
In his supportive speech, Josep Carreras remarked how significant was the Hungarian musical richness, from which both Franz Liszt and Bela Bartok are noticeable examples. The latter, a great musician and pedagogue, died of leukemia. Due to it and once again, our President send his message of solidarity in favor of all those patients suffering from such disease.
Josep Carreras has also been awarded the title Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Barcelona (Spain), the Universities of Loughborough and Sheffield (United Kingdom), the University Mendeleyev of Moscow (Russia), the University of Camerino (Italy), the Napier University in Edinburgh (Scotland), the Rutgers University (United States), the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (Spain), the University of Coimbra (Portugal), the National University of Music in Bucharest (Romania) and the University of Marburg (Germany).