Participates in the Kronberg Festival (master classes and concerts). Is made Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur at the Théâtre du Châtelet, where he made his debut in France just 50 years earlier. Jubilee in New York for his 75th birthday initiated by Rostropovich and with all his musician friends. The benefit proceeds from this night allow for the creation of two scholarships in the name of Eugene Istomin at the Manhattan School of Music. Carries out his project to pay tribute to Paul Paray by recording his Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra.

Receiving the Légion d’Honneur