PRIZES AND HONOURS
1934 First prize from the Círculo de Bellas Artes, Valencia, for his symphonic poem, Per la Flor del Lliri Blau..
1942 National Music Prize for Concierto Heroico for piano and orchestra.
1945 Awarded the "Encomienda" of Alfonso X el Sabio.
1947 Takes the newly created 'Manuel de Falla' Chair of Music at the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, University of Madrid.
1948 First Prize in the Cervantes Competition (commemorating the 400th anniversary of the birth of Cervantes) for Ausencias de Dulcinea, for voice and orchestra.
1950 Unanimously elected member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Madrid.
1952 Ateneo de Madrid Prize for Villancicos y Canciones de Navidad.
1953 Awarded the Great Cross of Alfonso X el Sabio.
1954 Vice-President of the Spanish Section of the International Society for Contemporary Music (SCIM).
1960 French government awards him the title Officier des Arts et Lettres.
1961 First Prize ORTF 'Coupe de la Guitare' for Invocación y Danza.
1963 French government awards him the Légion d'Honneur.
Visiting Professor of Music History at the University of Puerto Rico.
1964 Honorary Doctorate from the University of Salamanca.
1966 Receives Great Cross of Civil Merit.
Gold Medal 'Mérito en el Trabajo'.
1968 Elected Member of the Académie du Monde Latin.
1969 Honorary Member of the San Carlos Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Valencia.
1975 Awarded the' Silver Spur' from the Mexican government.
1976 Honorary Member of the Madrid Athenaeum.
President of the Spanish National Committee of the International Council of Music, UNESCO.
1978 Elected Member of the Royal Academy of Sciences, Letters and Fine Arts of Belgium, taking the place of Benjamin Britten.
1980 Gold Medal, Mérito en las Bellas Artes.
1982 National Music Prize.
Honorary Doctorate, University of Southern California.
1987 Gold Medal and Honorary Member of the Generalitat of Valencia.
1988 Honorary Doctorate, Polytechnical University of Valencia.
Director of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Madrid.
1989 Gold Medal, University of Madrid.
Honorary Board Member, SGAE (Spanish Authors Society).
Honorary Doctorate, University of Alicante, University of Madrid.
Medal for Artistic Merit, city of Madrid.
1990 Honorary Doctorate, University of Exeter.
Gold Medal, city of Madrid.
1991 Awarded hereditary title of nobility "Marqués de los Jardines de Aranjuez" by King Juan Carlos I.
Guerrero Foundation Prize for Spanish Music, in its first edition.
Knight of the Royal Order of Santa María del Puig, Valencia.
Silver Seal of the city of Valencia.
1992 Awarded the order of Félix Varela, first category, government of Cuba.
Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Valencian Culture.
Gold Medal of Aranjuez to Joaquín Rodrigo and Victoria Kamhi.
Honorary Member of the Guitar Association, Florence.
1993 Gold Medal, Spanish Council of Elders.
1994 Gold Medal, Círculo de Bellas Artes, Valencia, for his contribution to the world of culture due to the universal nature of his music.
Rotary Club of Valencia donates a bust of Rodrigo to the Palau de la Música.
1995 Gold Medal of the Royal Conservatory of Music, Madrid.
Distinction for Cultural Merit from Generalitat of Valencia.
"Ondas"Prize for Classical Music for his entire career.
City of Aranjuez inaugurates the Joaquín Rodrigo Auditorium at the Isabel de Farnesio Cultural Center.
1996 Príncipe de Asturias Prize for the Arts.
MGold Medal of Sagunto, Rodrigo's birthplace.
The German publisher, Schott Music, issues a bronze Joaquín Rodrigo Commemorative Medal for his 95th birthday.
Great Cross of the Orden Civil de la Solidaridad Social.
'Estrella' Prize of the Community of Madrid (Regional government).
1997 "Gerión de las Artes" Prize from the "Punto de las Artes" art journal.
1998 French government names him "Commendateur" of the Ordre desArts et des Lettres.
Best Composer of Classical Music, awarded by SGAE and AIE.
Medal of Honor from International University Menéndez Pelayo of Santander.
1999 Gold Medal from the Festival of Granada.
Following the death of Rodrigo, the Spanish government names a National Commission to organize the commemorative events in honour of the Rodrigo Centenary celebration.