Jean Sturm, Chevalier (Knight) de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres

Mrs Aurélie Filippetti, Minister of Culture, raised our Executive Director Jean Sturm to the rank of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters). The former Minister of Culture and Mayor of Strasbourg Catherine Trautmann, decorated Jean Sturm on June 7, 2014, in the presence of numerous personalities from the choral world.

Decoration ceremony of Jean Sturm, June 7, 2014

This national honor, rarely given to an actor of the choral music life, is primarily driven by the Musica project he was the designer and tireless leader for over thirty years, and the award reflects greatly on Musica International and its founding members IFCM and AREFAC.
The Minister stressed the leading role he played in the use of modern technologies for mass information for the choral musician, and greets his perseverance in his action, constantly adding new innovations. This is a right reward for his integrity and dedication that I stated during the many years I have served on the Board of Directors of Musica.

Claude Delley,
President of Musica International

Speech by Catherine Trautmann at the ceremony


Decoration of Jean Sturm by Catherine Trautmann

The ceremony was enhanced by musical performances by the vocal ensemble Allegro and the Franco-German Choir in Munich.