Prizes and awards:

• First Prize at the "Guitar Competition
   Cheltenham" 1959, GB
• First Prize at the"Concours International de
   Guitare" 1961, Paris
• Appreciation prize of Carinthia 1984
• Higher golden honorary medal of Carinthia 1992
• Honorary medal of the federal capital Vienna
• Culture prize of Carinthia 1994

• Higher silver medal for merits of the Republic of
   Austria 1998
•Austrian Honorary Cross for Science and Art,
   First Class 2003

•Lifetime Achievement Award, bestowed by the    Koblenz International Guitar Academy 2010