Highest Salzburg Art Prize to Gerhard E. Winkler
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 Salzburg Art Prize recognizes the complete output of Winkler's compositions. The jury also mentions that Winkler includes present-day issues in his music, like political events or the destruction of the environment. He is an internationally renowned composer, whose compositions are performed all over the world.