The nominees represent a wide spectrum of Nordic music, spanning everything from opera, classical music, jazz and folk to house and pop. They include international stars who have helped put the Nordic Region on the musical world map; strong voices, instrumental virtuosos, creative talents with superb musicality and dedicated artists who have been making music for many years. The strong field includes artists who have been nominated in previous years.
The nominations are:
The Faroe Islands
The artists have been nominated by the members of the national adjudication committees for the music prize.
Winner to be announced on 2 November
The winner of the Nordic Council Music Prize 2021 will be announced together with the winners of the other Nordic Council prizes on 2 November in Copenhagen during the Session of the Nordic Council. The winner will receive the Northern Lights statuette and DKK 300,000.
About the Nordic Council Music Prize
The Nordic Council Music Prize was first awarded in 1965 and recognises the creation and performance of music of a high artistic standard. The prize is awarded on alternate years to a work by a living composer in one year and an individual performer or group the next – as is the case this year.
About the Nordic Council prizes
The Nordic Council awards five prizes each year – for literature, film, music, the environment, and children’s and young people’s literature. The purpose of the prizes is to recognise outstanding artistic and environmental efforts and raise interest in the Nordic cultural community and Nordic co-operation on the environment.