The Argentinean composer, conductor and pianist Lalo Schifrin is given the title "Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres" (Commander of the Arts and Literature) by the French minister of culture, Audr
Chilean composer Francisco Goldschmidt has received the 2016 Bernd-Alois-Zimmermann grant of the German city of Cologne (Köln).
The Swiss canton of Bern has awarded its music prizes for 2016. Composer Christian Henking is one of the four winners.
The 2016 Giga-Herz prize winners for electronic music have been made known. The main prize, worth €10000, goes to American composer Curtis Roads.
Musical America Worldwide, who describe themselves as the voice of the performing arts industry in America, have chosen Andrew Norman to be winner of their composer of the year award 2017.
Greek composer Georges Aperghis has been awarded the 2016 "Christoph und Stephan Kaske-Stiftung" prize.
On 13 October the Dutch music copyright organization BUMA has appointed Mayke Nas as "Componist des Vaderland" ("Composer of the Homeland").
The young Italian composer Marco Valerio Antonini has won the 2016 International Soundtrack Composition Prize of the Gil Familiy Estates (Spain).
German composer Christina Kubisch and Austrian composer and producer Peter Kutin have won the 2016 Karl Sczuka Prize for radio drama.
Austrian composer Gerhard E. Winkler has been awarded the highest art prize of the Austrian province of Salzburg for 2016. He will receive an amount of €15000.
The Swiss canton Solothurn has awarded composer Urs Joseph Flury with the Solothurner Kunstpreis 2016 (Solothurn Art Prize 2016). The prize comes with a sum of 20000 Swiss Franks.
American composer Alan Bern has received the Weimar Prize for 2016. Bern has lived and worked in Berlin since 1987. Since 1999 his activities are more concentrated in Weimar.
The Robert Schumann Prize 2017, which is awarded by the German city of Zwickau (where Schumann was born), goes to composer, oboist and conductor Heinz Holliger.
A MacArthur Fellowship has been awarded to American composer Julia Wolfe. She is one of the founders of Bang on a Can, known for its innovative performances of new music.
Spanish film music composers Víctor Reyes won an Emmy for best film score for his music to the film "The night manager." That, and the fact that the composer has contributed to many cultural events
Chilean composer Vicente Bianchi, who is now 96 years old, has been rewarded the 2016 Premio Nacional de Artes Musicales (National Prize for the Musical Arts).