The nominees of the 2019 Nordic Council Music Prize

10.05.19 | News
Award ceremony for Nordic Councils prizes 2019
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Thirteen artists who have created unique pieces of music have been nominated for the 2019 Nordic Council Music Prize. The nominees include violinists, singers, conductors, music groups, and a harmonica quartet. The prize was first awarded in 1965 and recognises the creation and performance of music of a high artistic standard.

The nominees were announced by the Finnish conductor and former winner of the prize, Susanna Mälkki at a sold-out launch event at the Helsinki Music Centre. The winner will be announced at an award ceremony for all the Nordic Council prizes in Stockholm this autumn. The artists have been nominated by the members of the national adjudication committees for the music prize.

Denmark

The Faroe Islands

Finland

Greenland

Iceland

Norway

Sweden

Åland

Winner to be announced on 29 October

The winner of the Nordic Council Music Prize and DKK 350,000 will be announced on 29 October in Stockholm in conjunction with the Session of the Nordic Council.

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.

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 Nordic Council prizes is to raise interest in the Nordic cultural community and Nordic co-operation on the environment, as well as to recognise outstanding artistic and environmental efforts. The prizes help to elevate and give visibility to Nordic co-operation.