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Friday, March 18, 2016 - 14:25

Canadian composer Emilie Cecilia LeBel is the 2016 winner of the Land’s End Composer’s Competition. She will receive a $1500 commissioning prize for a new piano trio for the Land’s End Ensemble.

Michel Legrand
Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 14:46

The Western Michigan University's Board of Trustees have approved that French composer Michel Legrand will receive a Doctor of Humane Letters Honorary Degree on May 16, with a public .

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 10:28

The eighty year old German composer Helmut Lachenmann has won the Danish Hans Christian Andersen Prize for his opera “Das Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzern” (The little match girl), after the famous

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Monday, February 29, 2016 - 15:31

Italian composer Ennio Morricone has won his first Oscar — for best music score — at the age of 87 years. This makes him the oldest Oscar winner ever.

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 15:23

Last Tuesday, the "Kunst-Förderpreis" for music/composition of the German Bundesland Brandenburg was awarded to Berlin-born composer Helmut Oehring.

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Monday, February 22, 2016 - 11:28

British composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies has been awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Philharmonic Society. He is the 102nd musician to receive this medal.

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Monday, February 15, 2016 - 13:54

A composition by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart that was only known because it was mentioned in Koechel's catalog (K 477a) has been found back in Prague.

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Friday, February 12, 2016 - 14:47

The composer Andersen Viana (Belo Horizonte) was one of 6 (six) composers selected from 22 countries in “The International Timo Korhonen Composition Competition” with his work “In E (Em Mi)” for in

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 16:01

On February 12, St. Olaf College, in Northfield, Minnesota, will award an honorary degree to American composer David Maslanka.

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Friday, January 29, 2016 - 17:04

The Ernst-von-Siemens-Musikpreis for 2016 has been awarded to the Danish composer Per Nørgård.

Monday, January 25, 2016 - 16:10

The 2016 "Berliner Kunstpreis" (Berlin Art Prize for the section music will be awarded to Stefan Prins.

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 16:14

The experimental chamber opera “Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance” has been the reason for Creative Capital to award Austin-based composer Graham Reynolds with a $95,000 prize.

Sinan Carter Savaskan
Friday, December 11, 2015 - 15:40

The British Composer Awards for 2015 have been announced. There are ten winners in twelve categories, with both Michael Finnissy and Julian Anderson winning two categories.

Friday, December 11, 2015 - 15:18

The most important Dutch music prize — the Matthijs Vermeulen Prize — is awarded to Peter Adriaansz.

Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 15:01

The Carl Nielsen Prize, with a value of 600000 Danish Kronen (€80000), was won by British composer Juliana Hodkinson.

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