The International Classical Music Award for 2020 in the composers category was won by the Spanish-Luxemburgish composer Ivan Boumans.
American composer and jazz pianist Anthony Davis has won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for music. He receives the award for opera “The Central Park Five,” which deals with racial injustice.
The Swiss composer, conductor, and oboist Heinz Holliger has been awarded an important German Prize: the Große Verdienstkreuz der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Big Cross of Reward of the Ger
American composer, pianist, musicologist, and conductor Joshua Rifkin has received the Preis der Europäischen Kirchenmusik 2020 (European Church Music Prize 2020).
The Icelandic composer and cellist Hildur Guðnadóttir has won a Golden Globe for the music she wrote for the movie Joker.
British composers Erika Fox and Anna Meredith have won this year's Ivor Novello Awards (formerly known as British Composer Awards).
The studio of Pierre Henry, who died in 2017, has been completely recreated in Paris's Museum of Music (Musée de la Musique) .
German composer David Reichelt has won the Deutsche Filmmusikpreis (German Film Music Prize). He is winner in the category "Best Music in the Film" for the music to the film "8 Tage" (8 days).
Irish composer John Kinsella will receive the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award, as announced by the National Concert Hall (Ireland).
In Germany, the Karlsruher Zentrums für Kunst und Medien (Karlsruhe Center for Art and Media) and the Experimentalstudios des Südwestrundfunks (Experimental Studio of South-West Broadcasting) have
Musical America has announced that Joan Tower is elected Composer of the Year 2020.
The young American composer and music pioneer Kelley Sheehan has won the Gaudeamus Award 2019. This Dutch award was presented to her in Utrecht on 8 September.
Austrian composer and pianist Thomas Larcher has won the "Großen Österreichischen Staatspreis" (Great Austrian State Prize) for this year.
The MacArthur Foundation has awarded New York composer Julia Wolfe a ‘Genius Grant’.
The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music has received a generous gift of $100,000 from Sara Horner (’79).
The first edition of the Premio Museo Liceo Egipcio, a Spanish cultural prize, is won by Cristóbal Halffter in the music category.
Film music composer Gabriel Yared will receive the Max Steiner Film Music Achievement Award at the Hollywood in Vienna gala on October 19.
Composer Ellen Reid has won the Pulitzer Prize for Music with her composition "p r i s m", which is her debut opera.
The famous Italian composer Ennio Morricone, now 90 years old, has received the Pontifical Gold Medal.