Yannick Nézet-Séguin was conferred the degree of Doctor of music, honoris causa, from University of Pennsylvania.

«For your unparalleled artistic mastery and boundless enthusiasm for sharing your passion for music with artists and audiences alike, the trustees of the University of Pennsylvania are honored and pleased to confer upon you, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the degree of Doctor of Music, honoris causa.» – Amy Gutmann, President

The University of Pennsylvania is the sixth University to pay this tribute to Yannick yet, after the Université du Québec à Montréal (2011); the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia (2014); The Rider University of Princeton (2015); the McGill University in Montreal (2017); Université de Montréal (2017).

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“Nézet-Séguin's control over the music's shape is breathtaking.”

J. Terauds, Toronto Star