Denmark’s Léonie Sonning Music Prize Declares 2022 Winner

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Essentially the most distinguished worldwide music prize in Denmark, the Léonie Sonning’s Music Prize, has been awarded since 1959 to an internationally famend composer, musician, conductor, or singer inside classical music. Its first recipient was composer Igor Stravinsky.

Pierre-Laurent Aimard, 64, is the eighth pianist to win the prize and can obtain it throughout a solo live performance with the Royal Danish Orchestra with conductor Sylvain Cambreling on October 7, 2022. 

Held in Denmark’s DR Koncerthuset for the primary time, the ceremony is an element of a bigger competition that includes Aimard from October 4 to 9, 2022.

As well as, Aimard will carry out two extra solo recitals and provides talks and masterclasses at Denmark’s Black Diamond, Royal Danish Academy of Music, and Aarhus Live performance Corridor. He can even carry out on Might 29 at Humlebæk’s Louisiana Museum of Fashionable Artwork.

“It’s a pleasure for The Royal Danish Orchestra to play on the Léonie Sonning’s award ceremony 2022,” stated the ensemble’s deputy director, Adam Stadnicki. [Aimard] is in the end one of many world’s highest and most sought-after pianists, so getting him to return to Copenhagen and play three works with him is extraordinarily inspiring for the orchestra.”

Presenting the award is the Léonie Sonning’s Music Basis, which was based in 1965 and named after the widow of editor Carl Johan Sonning. Candidates for its prizes are nominated by the muse’s board.

“For the final 40 years, Aimard has been one of the crucial groundbreaking and refined pianists,” acknowledged the muse’s chairman Esben Tange. “Along with his signature inventive fashion that encompasses smart sound, a powerful mind, and a glowing expressivity, he has been pushing the boundaries throughout the artwork of the piano,” Tange continued.

“And along with his visionary packages the place composers from completely different eras are introduced collectively, he has impressed the creation of recent music, new interpretations of the classics and conveyed the qualities of lesser-known music.”

“It’s a nice honor and pleasure to be receiving the Léonie Sonning Music Prize,” Aimard added. “I’m very touched that I’ve been thought of alongside different outstanding and distinguished artists who’ve had the privilege of receiving this distinction.”

For extra info and award ceremony’s live performance packages, click on right here.


Amongst Aimard’s many accolades embrace the 2017 Worldwide Ernst von Siemens Music Prize, a GRAMMY, and Germany’s 2009 Schallplattenkritik Honorary Prize. His collaborators have included Karlheinz Stockhausen, George Benjamin, and Pierre Boulez.




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