Extensive is also his collection of awards. In 1976 he was awarded the Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Culture, two years later the Bösendorfer Ring, and in 1998 the Gold Medal of the City of Vienna. For ten years he has been the bearer of the Great Silver Medal for Merit for the Republic and the Golden Medal of Honour of the City of Vienna. And in the previous year, the Vienna Music University awarded Badura-Skoda the honorary membership ".
The newspaper "Die Presse" writes: "Paul Badura-Skoda, guardian of the Viennese musical tradition, is dead. He was one of the most important pianists who emerged from the Viennese school.
Badura-Skoda - as a trained music director and musicologist - was able to read scores accurately, weigh up different interpretive possibilities and translate the results of his research into sounding practice. His rich collection of historical instruments also teaches him what tonal possibilities the pianos have offered since the invention of the so-called Fortepiano, which was understood under Beethoven's time as a hammer-piano and to what extent relevant truths can and must be applicable to the performance of classical works on modern instruments.