British composer Rebecca Saunders has been awarded the Ernst von Siemens Music prize, which is considered to be the most prestigious in classical music.
Dutch composer Alexander Comitas, whose real name is Eduard de Boer, has won the 2018 Premio Santa Cecilia.
The 2019 Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition has been won by Dutch composer Joël Bons.
German composer Wolfgang Rihm has won the Foundation Prize 2018 of the German Stiftung Bibel und Kultur (Foundation for Bible and Culture).
World-renowned Dutch composer Louis Andriessen will receeive a honorary doctorate from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
The Deutsche Theaterpreis „Der Faust“ (German Theatre Prize „The Faust“) has been awarded to Berlin-born composer Aribert Reimann.
The Premio Nacional de Artes Musicales 2018 is for composer Juan Allende Blin. This was announce by Chilean minister of Culturas, las Artes y el Patrimonio, Consuelo Valdés.
German composer, conductor and clarinettist Jörg Widmann has won the Robert-Schumann-Preis for poetry and music.
South Korean composer Unsuk Chin has been awarded the Marie-Josée Kravis Prize for New Music at the New York Philharmonic.
Last Thursday Austrian composer Thomas Larcher has been awarded the "Prix de Composition Musicale". Larcher received the prize for his second symphony — "Kenotaph".
During the 34th International Haifa Film Festival, Polish composer Zbigniew Preisner will receive an award for lifetime achievement.
British film music composer Harry Gregson-Williams will be homored by BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.). At this year's BMI London Awards, Gregson-Williams will become a BMI Icon.
The Emmy Award for best television main title theme music has been won by composer Carlos Rafael Rivera. He wrote the theme music for the Netflix series "Godless".
Last Saturday Dutch conductor, composer and pianist Reinbert de Leeuw received two awards on the occasion of his 80th birthday.
On Sunday 18 November Argentinian composer Lalo Schifrin will receive a honorary Oscar. This was announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
German film music composer Peter Gotthardt will receive the Ehrenpreis des Deutschen Filmmusikpreises (Honorary Prize of the "German Film Music Prize").
On 21 November Austrian composer Thomas Larcher will receive the Ernst Krenek Prize. The prize — worth €10000 — will be given to him in the city hall of the Austrian capital of Vienna.
Hungarian composer Péter Eötvös has won the 2018 Goethe Medal, a German state award. The medal will be given to the composer on 28 August in Weimar, Germany.
Two film music composers, Philippe Sarde and Marco Valerio Antonini, have recently been awarded.