The Premio Nacional de Artes Musicales 2018 is for composer Juan Allende Blin. This was announce by Chilean minister of Culturas, las Artes y el Patrimonio, Consuelo Valdés.
German composer, conductor and clarinettist Jörg Widmann has won the Robert-Schumann-Preis for poetry and music.
South Korean composer Unsuk Chin has been awarded the Marie-Josée Kravis Prize for New Music at the New York Philharmonic.
Last Thursday Austrian composer Thomas Larcher has been awarded the "Prix de Composition Musicale". Larcher received the prize for his second symphony — "Kenotaph".
During the 34th International Haifa Film Festival, Polish composer Zbigniew Preisner will receive an award for lifetime achievement.
British film music composer Harry Gregson-Williams will be homored by BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.). At this year's BMI London Awards, Gregson-Williams will become a BMI Icon.
The Emmy Award for best television main title theme music has been won by composer Carlos Rafael Rivera. He wrote the theme music for the Netflix series "Godless".
Last Saturday Dutch conductor, composer and pianist Reinbert de Leeuw received two awards on the occasion of his 80th birthday.
On Sunday 18 November Argentinian composer Lalo Schifrin will receive a honorary Oscar. This was announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
German film music composer Peter Gotthardt will receive the Ehrenpreis des Deutschen Filmmusikpreises (Honorary Prize of the "German Film Music Prize").
On 21 November Austrian composer Thomas Larcher will receive the Ernst Krenek Prize. The prize — worth €10000 — will be given to him in the city hall of the Austrian capital of Vienna.
Hungarian composer Péter Eötvös has won the 2018 Goethe Medal, a German state award. The medal will be given to the composer on 28 August in Weimar, Germany.
Two film music composers, Philippe Sarde and Marco Valerio Antonini, have recently been awarded.
The university of Salzburg, Austria, has honored Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis with a doctorate. He will receive the title on June 6.
German-born Jewish composer Samuel Adler, who fled to America with his parents in 1938, has been awarded the German Bundesverdienstkreuz.
The ASCAP (American Society of Composer, Authors and Publishers) has awarded John Powell, who has scored more than 60 films — including Solo: A Star Wars Story — , the ASCAP Henry Mancini
The second annual award for Best New Opera has been given to composer David Hertzberg for his opera “The Wake World.” This was announced by the MCANA (Music Critics Association of North America).
The young composers Bára Gísladóttir and Mathias Monrad Møller have won the 2018 Léonie Sonning Talent Prize.