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Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 12:09

Polsih composer Tomasz Skweres has won the German TONALi17 composer prize. Skweres, who also is a cellist, lives in Vienna. He won the competition with his piece „Impact“ for violin solo.

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 11:14

German composer Wolfgan Rihm has won this year's Europäischer Kirchenmusikpreis (European Church Music Prize), which is an annual award of the German city of Schwäbisch Gmünd sinc

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 16:24

The German town of Weißenhorn has given Wilfred Hiller a honorary citizenship. Composer Hiller, who was born int Weißenhorn and still lives there, recently became 75 years old.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 12:00
Andys Skordis

The Cypriot composer Andys Skordis has won the first prize at the International Composition competition for piano quintet 2015. The competition took place in Gwangiu, South Korea.

Monday, December 19, 2016 - 14:18
Fazıl Say

The Beethoven Prize for Human Rights, Peace, Freedom, Combating Poverty, and Inclusion for this year goes to Turkish composer and pianist Fazıl Say.

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 10:39
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Spanish composer Tomás Marco has won the fifteenth edition of the Tomás Luis de Victoria prize, or — as it is officially named — the "Premio SGAE de la Música Iberoamericana Tomás Luis de Victoria"

Friday, December 2, 2016 - 10:34
Julio Estrada

Mexican composer, pianist, and musicologist Julio Estrada will receive the Medalla Bellas Artes for 2016.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 10:45
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The autograph of Gustav Mahler's second symphony (Resurrection) was auctioned yesterday at Sotheby's for a sum of 4,546,250 GBP (about $5,670,000).

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 13:53

American composer Andrew Norman has won the prestigious 2017 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition with his composition Play.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 09:58
Antoni Parera

The Premio Nacional de Música (Spanish National Music Prize) for 2016 was awarded to Antoni Parera.

Monday, November 21, 2016 - 10:20
Péter Eötvös

The French Académie des Beaux-Arts has awarded the 2016 Prix de la Fondation Simone et Cino del Duca to Hungarian composer Péter Eötvös.

Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 18:39
Louis Andriessen

The Marie-Josée Kravis Prize for New Music for this year is awarded to Dutch composer Louis Andriessen.

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 14:35
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The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, (ASCAP) has awarded composer Morten Lauridsen with a Life in Music Award.

Friday, November 11, 2016 - 11:41
Lalo Schifrin

The Argentinean composer, conductor and pianist Lalo Schifrin is given the title "Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres" (Commander of the Arts and Literature) by the French minister of culture, Audr

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 10:01
Francisco Goldschmidt

Chilean composer Francisco Goldschmidt has received the 2016 Bernd-Alois-Zimmermann grant of the German city of Cologne (Köln).

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 17:47
Christian Henking

The Swiss canton of Bern has awarded its music prizes for 2016. Composer Christian Henking is one of the four winners.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 17:18

The 2016 Giga-Herz prize winners for electronic music have been made known. The main prize, worth €10000, goes to American composer Curtis Roads.

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