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John Adams
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 11:42

On 26 October the Royal Academy of Music has presented John Adams a Honorary Doctorate of the University of London.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 08:41

The 15th World Soundtrack Awards of the World Soundtrack Academy has elected Michael Giacchino as best film composer.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 08:59

For the first time in its history, the Life Achievement Award of the American Film Institute is for a composer. In 2016 the 44th AFI Life Achievement Award will go to John Williams.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 09:43

On 8 October 2015 British composer Thomas Adès will receive the Léonie Sonning Music Prize.

Meredith Monk
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 16:36

On 10 September 2015 composer Meredith Monk has received the National Medal of Arts from US president Barack Obama during a ceremony in the White House.

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Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 08:29

Over a century ago, in 1908, Igor Stravinsky composed a piece in memory of the then recently deceased Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, who had been his teacher.

Monday, July 13, 2015 - 18:31

The 2015 Johannes Vermeer Prize, the Dutch State Prize for the arts, will be awarded to composer Michel van der Aa.

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Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 11:31

On June 25, 2015 H. Leslie Adams has received the 2015 Cleveland Arts Prize Lifetime Achievement Award in Music.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 08:35

The Dutch composer and organist Peter Adriaansz has won the Matthijs Vermeulen Prize — the most important Dutch composition award — for 2015.

James MacMillan
Monday, June 15, 2015 - 10:31

On the occasion of her birthday, the queen of England has honored composers James MacMillan and Karl Jenkins with knighthood ‘for services to Composing and Crossing Musical Genres’.

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 16:32

The Society of Slovene Composers has warded its Kozina Award for 2015 to Darijan Božič.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 11:29

A music auction on 28 May at Sotheby's, London, will offer several interesting items.

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