GRAMMYr award winner David Russell is world renowned for his superb musicianship and inspired artistry, having earned the highest praise from audiences and critics alike. In recognition of his great talent and his international career, he was named a Fellow of The Royal Academy of Music in London in 1997. In May 2003 he received the great honor of being made adopted son of Es Migjorn, the town in Minorca where he grew up. Recently the town named a street after him, Avinguda David Russell , as acknowledgement for his musical career. In November 2003 he was given the Medal of Honor of the Conservatory of the Balearics. In May 2005 he received an award from the music conservatory of Vigo, culminating with the opening of the new Auditorium, to which they gave the name Auditorio David Russell . After winning the GRAMMY award, he received the silver medal of Nigr n, the town in Spain where he resides. During his studies at the Royal Academy, David Russell won twice the Julian Bream Guitar Prize. Later he won numerous international competitions, including the Andrs Segovia Competition, the Jos Ram¡rez Competition and Spain's prestigious Francisco T rrega Competition.