The famous Italian composer Ennio Morricone, now 90 years old, has received the Pontifical Gold Medal.
The Argentinean-born Swiss composer Francisco Obieta was honored by the city of Sankt Gallen, by giving him the Anerkennungspreis (recognition prize).
For his project "Exartikulations", French composer Hervé Birolini has received the QuattroPole Music Prize.
The 2019 edition of a prestigious French award — Le Grand Prix Lycéen des Compositeurs — was won by the young French composer Jules Matton.
This October American film music composer Marco Beltrami will be a special guest at the Ghent Film Festival in Belgium.
On 11 March Vanessa Lann received the Buma Award Classical. She received this Dutch award because she was the most succesful Dutch composer of 2018.
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).