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.
The most important Dutch music prize — the Matthijs Vermeulen Prize — is awarded to Peter Adriaansz.
The Carl Nielsen Prize, with a value of 600000 Danish Kronen (€80000), was won by British composer Juliana Hodkinson.
The 2016 Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition, which is accompanied by a prize of $100,000, will go to Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen.
The Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award, named after renowned Indian composer Pandit Hridaynath Mangeshkar, was given to A.R. Rahman on 26 October.
On 26 October the Royal Academy of Music has presented John Adams a Honorary Doctorate of the University of London.