Awards and Distinctions

Steven Staryk has received many awards and distinctions over the course of his legendary career. The following are some of the more significant ones.

  • Youngest concertmaster – at age 24 – to be chosen by Sir Thomas Beecham of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (London, U.K.)
  • First British subject to attain major positions in continental Europe
  • The youngest full professor in the history of Oberlin Conservatory
  • The first ever to be awarded the Distinguished Teaching Award at the University of Washington’s School of Music
  • The Shevchenko Medal
  • The Queen’s Silver Jubilee
  • The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medals
  • Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Toronto’s York University
  • Arts Awards from the Canada Council
  • Honorary Fellowship from the Glenn Gould School of Toronto’s Royal Conservatory of Music
  • Officer of the Order of Canada.