Wihuri Sibelius Prize

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The Wihuri Sibelius Prize ( Wihuri Sibelius Prize ) of the Finnish Wihuri Foundation for International Prizes is an international music prize donated in 1953 in honor of Jean Sibelius . He was the first to be awarded a prize.
The aim of this award is to recognize the work of "outstanding composers who are internationally known and recognized". It is endowed with 100,000 euros.

Award winners

year Award winners country
1953 Jean Sibelius Jean Sibelius 1939.jpg FinlandFinland Finland
1955 Paul Hindemith Paul Hindemith 1923.jpg GermanyGermany Germany
1958 Dmitri Shostakovich Dmitri Shostakovich credit Deutsche Fotothek adjusted.jpg Soviet UnionSoviet Union Soviet Union
1963 Igor Stravinsky Igor Stravinsky Soviet UnionSoviet Union Soviet Union
1965 Benjamin Britten Benjamin Britten United KingdomUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
Erik Bergman Erik Bergman FinlandFinland Finland
Usko Meriläinen FinlandFinland Finland
Einojuhani Rautavaara Einojuhani Rautavaara.jpg FinlandFinland Finland
1971 Olivier Messiaen OlivierMessiaen2.png FranceFrance France
1973 Witold Lutosławski Lutoslawski1.jpg PolandPoland Poland
Joonas cocoons Kokkonen1.png FinlandFinland Finland
1983 Krzysztof Penderecki Penderecki1.jpg PolandPoland Poland
Aulis Sallinen Aulissallinen.png FinlandFinland Finland
2000 György Ligeti Ligeti1.jpg HungaryHungary Hungary / AustriaAustriaAustria 
2003 Magnus Lindberg Magnuslindberg.jpg FinlandFinland Finland
2006 Per Nørgård Pernorgard.jpg DenmarkDenmark Denmark
2009 Kaija Saariaho FinlandFinland Finland
2012 György Kurtág Kurtag academy.JPG HungaryHungary Hungary
2015 Sir Harrison Birtwistle Harrison Birtwistle United KingdomUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
2017 Unsuk Chin Korea SouthSouth Korea South Korea

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b c Wihurin Sibelius Prize. Jenny and Antti Wihurin Fonds, accessed February 19, 2018 (Finnish).