French pianist wins 250,000 Euros

French pianist wins 250,000 Euros


norman lebrecht

January 26, 2017

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.



  • Suzanne says:

    A wonderful choice. Congratulations Pierre-Laurent!

  • Mayuda Fukami says:

    Tax man’s cut in France 70%?

  • Bo says:

    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…