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.
The university of Salzburg, Austria, has honored Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis with a doctorate. He will receive the title on June 6.
German-born Jewish composer Samuel Adler, who fled to America with his parents in 1938, has been awarded the German Bundesverdienstkreuz.
The ASCAP (American Society of Composer, Authors and Publishers) has awarded John Powell, who has scored more than 60 films — including Solo: A Star Wars Story — , the ASCAP Henry Mancini
The second annual award for Best New Opera has been given to composer David Hertzberg for his opera “The Wake World.” This was announced by the MCANA (Music Critics Association of North America).
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".