Ensemble intercontemporain Wins 2022 Polar Music Prize


First given to Paul McCartney in 1992, the 2022 Polar Music Prize was given to Ensemble intercontemporain and punk star Iggy Pop, who will each obtain prize cash of 1 million Swedish Kroner (USD $110,600).

Based in 1976 by the late French composer Pierre Boulez — who obtained the prize in 1996 — Ensemble intercontemporain is beneath the creative steerage of its musical director Matthias Pintscher. The group is comprised of 31 soloists who share a ardour for 20th-21st century music and collaborate on tasks that mix music, dance, theatre, movie, video and visible arts.

Resident of the Cité de la musique of Philharmonie de Paris, additionally they champion music schooling, presenting concert events for teenagers, inventive workshops for college students, coaching applications for future performers, conductors, composers, and many others.

“Ensemble intercontemporain are a ground-breaking collective and their work has helped push the boundaries of contemporary classical music,” Polar Music Prize managing director Marie Ledin commented. “We’re thrilled that we will come collectively to honour and have a good time the necessary work of each of those Laureates.”

“I’m past excited to be coming to Stockholm in Could to obtain the Polar Music Prize in honour of the Ensemble intercontemporain.” mentioned Matthias Pintscher. “The Ensemble intercontemporain consists of 31 soloists. In that sense, we’re not actually a chamber orchestra, but it surely’s an ensemble which makes us, in measurement, the largest ensemble for up to date music on the planet. It permits us to create a repertoire that’s actually distinctive and actually ours – mainly tailor-made to the dimensions and the wants of the ensemble.

“These wonderful musicians have such an open mindset and I discover that actually distinctive. They’ve this extremely excessive duty for not solely new work, for each work that we carry out. It’s a pleasure to leap into this effervescent pool of creativity each time we get collectively and discover the works that we’re performing.”

The awards ceremony will happen on Tuesday, Could 24 in Stockholm on the Grand Resort, and will likely be broadcast reside in Sweden on TV4 at 8pm (CET). It may be considered all through Europe by way of TV4 Play from 5:30pm (CET).


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