Grawemeyer Award for Louis Andriessen
The 2011 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition has been awarded to Dutch composer Louis Andriessen for his multimedia opera “La Commedia”. The opera is based on Dante's "Divine Comedy", and was premiered in 2008 Holland Festival in Amsterdam, and has seen several more performances since then.
The prize for this award is $100,000. Also Andriessen is expected to visit the University of Louisville's School of Music next year for lectures and master classes.