was awarded to Karheinz Miklin.

On 3.4.2009 the Styrian vice-governor, Dr. Kurt Flecker, acting in his capacity of highest cultural official, awarded Karlheinz Miklin the "Karl-Böhm-Interpretationspreis" in a ceremonial act that took place at the

auditorium of the Old University. This most distinguished Styrian accolade, awarded every three years, was up until now only bestowed on classical musicians; the saxophonist and pedagogue is the first jazz musician

to be honored in this way.

The cultural journalist Otmar Klammer and Walter Turkenburg, executive director of the IASJ (International  Association of Schools of Jazz with its chair in Den Haag), of which Miklin is chairman, held honorific speeches.

Miklin gave his thanks verbally as well as musically by playing some of his own compositions with the KUG Jazz Orchestra conducted by Ed Partyka.

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