Thomas Hampson has received numerous international awards for his artistry and cultural influence. His operatic repertoire includes more than 80 roles and his discography includes more than 170 albums, which have won several Grammy and Edison Awards and the Grand Prix du Disque. The American baritone is also Honorary Professor of Philosophy at the University of Heidelberg and Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music in London. In addition to several honorary doctorates, he is the Kammersänger of the Vienna State Opera and Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres de la République française, as well as the recipient of the Hugo Wolf Medal. In 2003 he founded the Hampsong Foundation, through which he uses the art of singing to promote intercultural dialogue and understanding.