Tiensuu is Sibelius Prize winner
The 2020 Wihuri Sibelius Prize is won by Finnish composer Jukka Tiensuu. He is awarded a sum of €150.000.
According to the jury report his "compositions emanate a deep spirituality, and his unwavering adherence to artistic goals is impressive". Also his "musical language does not shy away from compromise, but at the same time, his music often embodies pure joy, and even humour. Tiensuu has succeeded in creating a rich, recognizable and distinctive musical expression. A thorough knowledge of the many traditions of art music can also be heard in his music at the same time."