Saxophonist and flutist Henry Threadgill has been awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Music. He receives the prize for his recording In for a Penny, In for a Pound.
The Berlin composer Malte Giesen has won the composition contest for contemporary music of the German city of Oldenburg.
The American Academy of Arts and Letters has awarded Robert Kyr with one of America's most prestigious prizes: the Arts and Letters Award.
German composer Moritz Eggert will receive this year's Louis Spohr Prize. The prize, which is rewarded by the German city of Braunschweig every three yearseggert, is a sum of €10,000.
Canadian composer Emilie Cecilia LeBel is the 2016 winner of the Land’s End Composer’s Competition. She will receive a $1500 commissioning prize for a new piano trio for the Land’s End Ensemble.
The Western Michigan University's Board of Trustees have approved that French composer Michel Legrand will receive a Doctor of Humane Letters Honorary Degree on May 16, with a public .
The eighty year old German composer Helmut Lachenmann has won the Danish Hans Christian Andersen Prize for his opera “Das Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzern” (The little match girl), after the famous
Italian composer Ennio Morricone has won his first Oscar — for best music score — at the age of 87 years. This makes him the oldest Oscar winner ever.
Last Tuesday, the "Kunst-Förderpreis" for music/composition of the German Bundesland Brandenburg was awarded to Berlin-born composer Helmut Oehring.
British composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies has been awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Philharmonic Society. He is the 102nd musician to receive this medal.
A composition by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart that was only known because it was mentioned in Koechel's catalog (K 477a) has been found back in Prague.
The composer Andersen Viana (Belo Horizonte) was one of 6 (six) composers selected from 22 countries in “The International Timo Korhonen Composition Competition” with his work “In E (Em Mi)” for in
On February 12, St. Olaf College, in Northfield, Minnesota, will award an honorary degree to American composer David Maslanka.
The Ernst-von-Siemens-Musikpreis for 2016 has been awarded to the Danish composer Per Nørgård.
The 2016 "Berliner Kunstpreis" (Berlin Art Prize for the section music will be awarded to Stefan Prins.
The experimental chamber opera “Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance” has been the reason for Creative Capital to award Austin-based composer Graham Reynolds with a $95,000 prize.
The British Composer Awards for 2015 have been announced. There are ten winners in twelve categories, with both Michael Finnissy and Julian Anderson winning two categories.