Elmar Lampson is awarded the 2023 Gustaf Gründgens Prize
The Hamburg (Germany) Lions Club has awarded the 2023 Gustaf Gründgens Prize to German composer Elmar Lampson. He will receive the prize — worth €150000 — at a dedicated awards ceremony on September 17.
In a statement the jury said: "Prof Elmar Lampson has shaped musical and cultural life in Hamburg and far beyond over the past decades. As President of the Hochschule für Musik und Theater (2004-2022), he not only strengthened the international network of the university and its worldwide visibility, but also created two new cultural venues in Hamburg through tireless work with the Theaterakademie am Wiesendamm and the JazzHall; the music and theater scene could no longer be imagined without them."