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Austrian composer Olga Neuwirth has been awarded with the Siemens Music Prize.

Austrian composer Olga Neuwirth has been awarded the Ernst von Siemens Music Prize 2022. The announcement was made by the Swiss-based Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation, which has been awarding the prize annually since 1973. The most prestigious classical music prize in the German-speaking world is worth 250,000 euros and will be awarded to Neuwirth on 2 June at the Prinzregentententheater in Munich at a ceremony during which the Ensemble Intercontemporain, conducted by Matthias Pintscher, will perform works by the laureate.

Before Neuwirth, composers such as Luciano Berio, Hans Werner Henze, György Ligeti, György Kurtág, Wolfgang Rihm, Olivier Messiaen or Rebecca Saunders, as well as the cello legend Mstislav Rostropovich or the violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter have been among the recipients of this prize over the last fifty years.

© EvS Musikstiftung. Photograph by Rui Camilo.