Polar Music Prize
The Polar Music Prize is a Swedish music prize that has usually been awarded annually to a pop artist and a classical musician since 1992; a music group can also be a prizewinner. The prize is endowed with 1 million crowns (approx. 110,000 euros). It is awarded by the Swedish king and is therefore considered the unofficial " Nobel prize for music"; he shares this reputation with the Ernst von Siemens Music Prize .
The Polar Music Prize was founded in 1989 by Swedish businessman, producer and music publisher Stig Anderson and named after his label Polar Music . Today it is administered by the Stig Anderson Music Awards Foundation . Its board of directors, made up of members of Anderson's family and experts from the music industry, determines the twelve-person jury. The independent jury selects the winners from the nominations submitted both by the public and by the International Music Council .
- 1992 Paul McCartney and the three Baltic states - The three young Baltic states of Estonia , Latvia and Lithuania were awarded the prize for the promotion of their national musical culture
- 1993 Dizzy Gillespie and Witold Lutoslawski
- 1994 Quincy Jones and Nicholas Harnoncourt
- 1995 Elton John and Mstislav Rostropovich
- 1996 Joni Mitchell and Pierre Boulez
- 1997 Bruce Springsteen and Eric Ericson
- 1998 Ray Charles and Ravi Shankar
- 1999 Stevie Wonder and Iannis Xenakis
- 2000 Bob Dylan and Isaac Stern
- 2001 Burt Bacharach , Robert Moog and Karlheinz Stockhausen - exceptionally three award winners, including Robert Moog, who was awarded for his invention of the synthesizer Minimoog
- 2002 Miriam Makeba and Sofia Gubaidulina
- 2003 Keith Jarrett - the prize was only awarded once this year, as Keith Jarrett was not only successful as a jazz pianist, but also as an interpreter of classical pieces by J. S. Bach , Handel , Mozart , Shostakovich and Pärt
- 2004 BB King and Gyorgy Ligeti
- 2005 Gilberto Gil and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
- 2006 Led Zeppelin and Valery Gergiev
- 2007 Sonny Rollins and Steve Reich
- 2008 Pink Floyd and Renee Fleming
- 2009 Peter Gabriel and José Antonio Abreu with his musical network El Sistema
- 2010 Bjork and Ennio Morricone
- 2011 Patti Smith and Kronos Quartet
- 2012 Paul Simon and Yo-Yo Ma
- 2013 Youssou N'Dour and Kaija Saariaho
- 2014 Chuck Berry and Peter Sellars
- 2015 Emmylou Harris and Evelyn Glennie
- 2016 Max Martin and Cecilia Bartoli
- 2017 Sting and Wayne Shorter
- 2018 Metallica and Afghanistan National Institute of Music – the latter winner is exceptionally a music school
- 2019 Grandmaster Flash , Playing for Change and Anne-Sophie Mutter - exceptionally three prizewinners
- 2020 Diane Warren and Anna Netrebko
- 2021 not awarded
- 2022 Iggy Pop and Ensemble intercontemporain
- ↑ Polar prize: Metallica to receive 'Nobel prize of music' The Irish Times , 15 February 2018.
- ↑ Diane Warren, Anna Netrebko win 2020 Polar Music Prizes cbc.ca, February 11, 2020: “Swedish honor often described as the Nobel Prize of music”.
- ↑ N for Nobel Prize for Music musik-heute.de, March 29, 2011.
- ↑ About: The story behind the Polar Music Prize polarmusicprize.org
- ↑ Polar Music Prize Laureates polarmusicprize.org. The award winners are arranged chronologically, starting with the current award winner.
- ↑ The Baltic States: Laureate of the Polar Music Prize 1992 polarmusicprize.org
- ↑ Keith Jarrett: Laureate of the Polar Music Prize 2003 polarmusicprize.org
- ↑ The Afghanistan National Institute of Music: Laureate of the Polar Music Prize 2018 polarmusicprize.org