Georg Solti is the highest Grammy winner of all time, having received an astonishing 31 awards in his career. He holds the record for most Grammy awards and most wins in the classical field.
Solti was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1912. He studied at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music and began his career as a conductor in the 1930s. He eventually moved to the United Kingdom, where he became a British citizen in 1946.
Throughout his career, Solti was a highly acclaimed conductor, leading some of the world’s most renowned orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Opera House, and the Vienna Philharmonic. He was also the music director of the Royal Opera House from 1961 to 1971.
Solti was nominated for 74 Grammy awards throughout his career, and he won 31 of them. He was the first conductor to win a Grammy, and he won the first of his 31 awards in 1961. His most recent Grammy win was in 1994, for Best Opera Recording.
Solti was also the recipient of numerous other awards, including the Kennedy Center Honors in 1991, the Royal Philharmonic Society Gold Medal in 1975, and the Polar Music Prize in 1992. He was also a Commander of the Order of the British Empire and a recipient of the Order of Merit.
Solti passed away in 1997 at the age of 84. He left behind a legacy of incredible music and a record-breaking 31 Grammy awards. He will always be remembered as one of the greatest conductors of all time.