Spanish compose Juan Durán has won the 25th Premio Reina Sofía (Queen Sofía Prize) for music composition. This was announced by the Fundación de Música Ferrer-Salat.
The website of Sonning Music has announced that Hans Abrahamsen is the winner of the Léonie Sonning Music Prize for 2019.
The 2018 Azrieli Prize for Jewish Music has been awarded to Avner Dorman. This was announced by the Azrieli Foundation.
The American Academy of Arts and Letters has awarded composer Huck Hodge with this year's Charles Ives Living award.
The government of the Spanish province of Navarra has awarded composer and saxophonist Pedro Iturralde Ochoa with the 2017 Premio “Francisco de Javier".
French composer Alexandre Desplat has won a Golden Globe for Best Original Score for a motion Motion Picture.
Puerto Rico born composer Roberto Sierra has won the “Premio SGAE de la Música Iberoamericana Tomás Luis de Victoria”.
Winner of the 2017 British Composer Awards in the category "Wind Band or Brass Band" is Kenneth Hesketh with his compostion "In Ictu Oculi" for wind orchestra.
Australian-Dutch composer Kate Moore will be the first woman to receive the Matthijs Vermeulen Prize.
The 72nd Composition Prize of the Geneva International Music Competition was won by 22-year old Korean composer Jaehyuck Choi.
The 2018 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition for his piece L'isola della Città.
American composer John Adams received the San Francisco Opera Medal immediately after the premiere of his opera Girls of the Golden West.
On 13 November Krzysztov Penderecki has receive a honorary degree form Indian University. On 15 November Penderecki will then conduct his St.
English composer and conductor has won the 2017 Hendrix Candlelight Carol Competition. There were over 65 entries for the competition.
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.
Spanish composer Manuel Martínez Burgos has won the Premio de Composición Musical Andrés Gaos in A Coruña (Galicia, Spain).
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).
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,
Estonian composer Arvo Pärt is one of three winners of the 2017 Ratzinger Prize, named after Joseph Ratzinger, the former pope Benedict XVI.
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.