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Freitag, Oktober 27, 2017 - 11:40

The German city of Würzburg has awarded composer Klaus Ospald with its Culture Prize for this year. The composer was born in Münster, Germany, but has lived in Würzburg for a long time.

Mittwoch, Oktober 18, 2017 - 15:07

Spanish composer Manuel Martínez Burgos has won the Premio de Composición Musical Andrés Gaos in A Coruña (Galicia, Spain).

Mittwoch, Oktober 11, 2017 - 10:57

Chin Un-suk is the 20th winner of the Sibelius Prize. She is also the first Asian to win the prestigious award. The prize carries a cash award of €150,000 (almost $180,000).

Dmitri Shostakovich
Donnerstag, September 28, 2017 - 16:19

On 25 September, Dmitri Shostakovich's birthday, it was announced that a previously unknown composition of this composer was found in Moscow’s central archive,

Arvo Pärt
Mittwoch, September 27, 2017 - 14:32

Estonian composer Arvo Pärt is one of three winners of the 2017 Ratzinger Prize, named after Joseph Ratzinger, the former pope Benedict XVI.

Gustav Holst
Mittwoch, Juli 19, 2017 - 10:59

The original hand-written manuscripts of two compositions by Gustav Holst were rediscovered in Tauranga, New Zealand. They were found in the archives of the Bay of Plenty Symphonia.

Montag, Juli 17, 2017 - 11:17

Danish composer and installation artist Simon Steen-Andersen has won this year's Maurico Kagel Music Prize.

Mittwoch, Juli 12, 2017 - 10:39

The "Kunst- und Kulturpreis der deutschen Katholiken" (Art and Culture Prize of German Catholics) for this year goes to Mark Andre.

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Montag, Juli 3, 2017 - 10:38

The Hungarian composer László Lajtha (1892-1963) will be honored by the Hungarian National Bank. A coin worth 2000 Forint will bear his name and portrait.

Eduard Artemyev
Montag, Juni 26, 2017 - 10:56

Russian film music composer and electronic music pioneer Eduard Artemyev has received the Dmitry Shostakovitch Prize. He receives the prize together with film maker and actor Nikita Mikhalkov.

Harold Faltermeyer
Montag, Juni 19, 2017 - 21:19

German composer Harold Faltermeyer — who is famous for a.o.

Montag, Mai 22, 2017 - 10:36

The young Mexican composer Juan Pablo Contreras has received the Presser Music Award. The award is for composers who have the potential to contribute significantly in the field of music.

Stephen Schwartz
Donnerstag, Mai 18, 2017 - 16:44

At the 2017 ASCAP Screen Music Awards ceremony on 15 May, composer Stephen Schwartz has been awarded with the prestigious ASCAP Founders Award.

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Donnerstag, Mai 11, 2017 - 17:53

Film music composer Jerry Goldsmith, who died in 2004, has received his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Alan Silvestri
Freitag, April 14, 2017 - 10:23

On May 10 film music composer Alan Silvestri will be honored with the 2017 BMI Icon Award at the annual Film, TV & Visual Media Awards. Broadcast Music, Inc.

Mittwoch, April 12, 2017 - 14:00

The 2017 Pulitzer Prize for music goes to Chinese composer Yun Du for her opera Angel's Bone.

Oscar Bettison
Mittwoch, April 12, 2017 - 13:27

The 2017 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship awards for music composition have been announced.

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