Lilian and Victor Hochhauser after the Investiture

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Lilian and Victor Hochhauser receiving the Special Recognition Award at the Olivier Awards 2017

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Photos Chris Christodoulou

Photos Chris Christodoulou

Photo Mark Lees

Photo Mark Lees

Russian Embassy, London 2006

Russian Embassy, London 2006


Investiture of Lilian Hochhauser CBE FRCM
at Buckingham Palace

In 2018, Lilian Hochhauser was appointed Commander of the British Empire by Her Majesty the Queen for her Services to the Arts and Cultural Relations.

Special Recognition Honour
for the Olivier Awards

In 2017 Lilian and Victor Hochhauser received an award that was newly introduced by the Olivier Awards to Recognise individuals that have made an extraordinary contribution to the life of London theatre over their careers.

Letter of Recognition from the Russian Federation

At a reception at the Russian Embassy in 2016, the Russian Ambassador HE Dr Alexander Yakovenko awarded Lilian and Victor Hochhauser a Letter of Recognition each for their Contribution to the development of humanitarian cooperation and bilateral relations between the Russian Federation and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

The Order of Friendship of

the Russian Federation

In June 2010 an awards ceremony was held at the Russian Ambassador’s residence in London. HE Yury Fedotov, Ambassador of the Russian Federation, presented Victor    and Lilian Hochhauser with the Order of Friendship of the Russian Federation for their considerable contribution      to   the strengthening and developing of Russian-British relations, as decreed by the President of the Russian Federation,  Mr Dmitry Medvedev, in October 2009.


The Royal Academy of Dance

Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Award

On 16 November 2009 The Royal Academy of Dance   honoured Victor and Lilian Hochhauser with the           Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Award, to mark their lifetime contribution to dance in Britain. A special presentation      took place in the Crush Room of the Royal Opera House,   with heartwarming speeches given by Dame Antoinette Sibley and Clement Crisp OBE.

Instituted in 1953 to mark the coronation of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II, the Academy’s Patron, the QEII Coronation Award is the highest honour the Academy can bestow.           Past recipients include Sir Frederick Ashton, Dame Marie Rambert, Dame Ninette de Valois, Alexander Grant CBE and  Sir Peter Wright.


Special award from the Russian government

In 2006, a special award was presented to Victor and Lilian Hochhauser on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, by HE Yury Fedotov, Ambassador of the Russian Federation. This award was given in honour of their unique role in promoting Russian Culture in Britain for over half a century.

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