Outstanding Personality of Culture of the Autonomus City of Bs As
Honorary Academician of the National Academy of Tango
Corrientes Avenue and Paraná Street:
Walter Ríos corner in Buenos Aires
granted by the Ministry of Culture of the City of Mar del Plata, to the best artist of the 2013 summer concerts.
Min On Art Award Concert Association
in recognition of his great contribution to promote and develop a new music movement in Japan, with the spirit of creation, peace, and culture. (Min-On. Concert Association, Fund: Daisaku Ikeda)
Gobbi de Oro
Award given by National Tango Academy
- Walter Ríos, one of the greatest bandoneonists in history. Owner of the purest and emblematic sound of the bandoneon (Horacio Ferrer).
- Magnificent and moving: two words which best capture for me the Walter Rios interpretation of Adios Nonino. This is perhaps the best orchestra arrangement of the piece, I have ever heard.
With this work , Walter Ríos becomes in my opinion, the best arranger and interpreter of Astor Piazzolla´s music. (Don von Schriltz)
- The best arrangement and the best interpretation of Adios Nonino I've ever heard in my life, is Walter Ríos' version (Leopoldo Federico)