As noted by the presidential office, the Maestro will receive the order of merit in culture and memorable artistic contribution to the genre of academic and popular music, as well as in music and theater.

For Pauls this is the second such award, the first order of the III degree — he received in 1995.

Commanders (grade III) of the order of the Three Stars will be the Professor of Musical Academy named after Jazep vītols Sergey Osokin and the rector of the Latvia University of Agriculture Irina Pilvere.