On 14 March, German composer Wolfgang Rihm will receive the "Deutsche Musikautorenpreis" (German Music Author Prize). Rihm receives the award for his lifetime achievement.
The League of American Orchestras' highest honor, the Gold Baton, will be presented to American composer Joan Tower.
The XXXVI Premio Reina Sofía de Composición Musical (Queen Sofía Prize for Music composition) was awarded to Spanish composer Juan Cruz-Guevara.
The 2019 Erasmus Prize — €150,000 — was won by John Adams. He receives the prestigeous award in recognition of his significant contribution to the arts in Europe.
Finish composer, conduct and pianist Olli Mustonen has won the 2019 Hindemith Prize.
The city of Hamburg, Germany, has awarded South-Korean composer Unsuk Chin with the 2019 Bach Prize.
The 2019 Lion awards for Music at the "Biennale di Venezia" have been awarded to British composer George Benjamin (Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement in Music 2019), and to Italian composer Matte
On Tuesday 29 January the "Universidad Politécnica de Madrid" in Spain will give Spanish conductor and composer Miguel Ángel Gómez Martínez a honorary doctorate.
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".