Australian composer David Hirschfelder is one of the winners of the 2014 APRA Screen Music Awards. He receives the prize for his work on the film ‘The Railway Man’.
The famous New Zealand composer Douglas Lilburn will be added posthumously to the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame.
The UK Critics' Circle has name composer George Benjamin outstanding musician for 2014.
Last Sunday, composer Wojciech Kilar was honored with a plaque on his birthplace in Lviv, Ukraine (at the time of his birth the town was in Poland, and was called Lwów).
A study by French musicologist Sylvie Bouissou has revealed that the famous canon "Frère Jacques" is very likely composed by Jean-Philippe Rameau.
Composer Lev Zhurbin has won the first Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation Prize.
Film music composers have a new award to win.
The highest Canadian honour, the Order of Canada, was awarded to Raymond Murray Schafer. Another musician to receive the hounour was conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
The composer John Luther Adams has won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for composition.
Last Tuesday the Virgil Thomson Foundation and the American Academy of Arts and Letters announced that Lowell Liebermann has been awarded the Virgil Thomson Award.
New double CD with compositions for piano: WONDER on the theme wonder. Wonder is the beginning of wisdom, the Greec philosopher Socrates said.
Two composers are about to be honoured by money.
Last Sunday, Stephen Sondheim has received the Edward MacDowell Medal for lifetime achievement It is also the first time that this medal has been awarded for achievement in musical theater.
Chech composer Jan Křtitel Vaňhal died 200 year ago, but one of is symphonies has never been performed yet.
The annual Lifetime Achievement Award of the İstanbul Foundation for Culture and Art (İKSV) this year was for Krzysztof Penderecki.
At the age of 97, the French composer Henri Dutilleux died in Paris on 22 May.
To celebrate Benjamin Britten's 100th birthday a self-guided trail was opened near Aldeburgh, England.
“In recognition of his efforts to promote intercultural dialogue through music, consciousness of the scarcity of natural resources such as water, and the diversity of languages, as well as for his
Michael Berkeley, who is a composer as well as broadcaster, is to be made a non-party political peer in the House of Lords.