Polar Music Prize Winners Announced

The Polar Music Prize is an annual event honouring ‘exceptional achievement in the creation and advancement of music’.  It was founded in 1991 by Abba manager Stig Anderson.  The 2013 winners were announced August 27th.

The Senegalese artist Youssou N’Dour and Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho today received the 2013 Polar Music Prize from His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden at a gala ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall.

The Award of one million Swedish kronor ($145 000) each was handed over by the King together with specially made paintings by Swedish artist Jens Fänge. Citations were read by Swedish football player Henrik Larsson and Finnish mezzo soprano Lilli Paasikivi.

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Larry Lootsteen

Music is life and I love to write about all things music. Independent music blogger. Writer in general. I am a big fan of alternative and indie music but there's no genre I haven't found something to like.

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