The young composers Bára Gísladóttir and Mathias Monrad Møller have won the 2018 Léonie Sonning Talent Prize.
The Greek-French film music composer Alexandre Desplat has won his second Oscar for Best Original Score. He receives the prestigious award for his music for “The Shape of Water”.
German film music composer and jazz musician Klaus Doldinger wil by honored with a live achievement award by the GEMA (the German "Society for musical performing and mechanical reproduction rights"
The Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation has announced three winners of its prize for young composers.
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.