French pianist wins 250,000 Euros

It has been announced in Munich that the 2017 International Ernst von Siemens Music Prize will go to the French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard ‘for a lifetime devoted to the service of music’.

Previous winners include Pierre Boulez, Olivier Messiaen, György Kurtàg and György Ligeti.

The prize will be awarded on 2 June 2017 at the Prinzregententheater.


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  • Bit of a strange priority this, I suppose this doesn’t change the artist’s life in very many ways at all, assuming he is well set considering he has played to packed concert halls for decades…

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