Ernst Von Siemens Music Prize
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Ernst Von Siemens Music Prize
Ernst von Siemens Music Prize
Awarded for "personalities whose compositions, interpretations, writings, or teaching served music and promoted the love of music"[1]
Sponsored by Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation, Zug, Switzerland
Location Munich
Country Germany
Presented by Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste and Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation
Reward(s) EUR250,000 (main prize)
First awarded 1974
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English composer Benjamin Britten was the first winner of the Ernst von Siemens Music Prize in 1974.

The international Ernst von Siemens Music Prize (short: Siemens Music Prize, German: Ernst von Siemens Musikpreis) is an annual music prize given by the Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste (Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts) on behalf of the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung (Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation), established in 1972. The foundation was established by Ernst von Siemens (1903-1990) and promotes contemporary music. The prize honors a composer, performer, or musicologist who has made a distinguished contribution to the world of music. In addition to the main prize, other prizes are also given. The total prize money given is currently 3.5 million euros, with the winner of the main prize receiving EUR250,000.[2] The prize is sometimes known as "the Nobel Prize of music".[3]

Smaller awards are called "Förderpreis" (encouragement award). "Komponisten-Förderpreise" ("Composers' Prizes") are given to young composers for one of their works. "Förderprojekte" ("Grant-in-Aid Projects") support music festivals, concerts, musical institutions, and young musicians.

Main prize winners

Winners of the main prize were:[4]

Composers' Prize winners

Winners of the Composers' Prize (Förderpreis) were:[8]


  1. ^ "2013 - Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation turns 40". Siemens History Site. Siemens. 2013. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ "The Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation". Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ "Composer Brian Ferneyhough wins 2007 Siemens Music Prize". Stanford Report. 2 February 2007. Retrieved 2008.
  4. ^ Prize Winners
  5. ^ "Ernst von Siemens Musikpreis an Pierre-Laurent Aimard verliehen" (Press release). Munich: Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung. dpa. 3 June 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ Braunmüller, Robert (23 January 2018). "Beat Furrer ist der Preisträger 2018". Abendzeitung (in German). München. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ a b Dippel, Roland H. (5 May 2018). "Plädoyer für Live-Konzerte: Beat Furrer erhielt den Ernst-von-Siemens-Musikpreis 2018". neue musikzeitung. Regensburg. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ Composers' Prize Winners

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