Russian composer wins 400k awardmain
Sofia Gubaidulina, 85, has been given the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Madrid. It carries a rize of 400,000 Euros.
Past winners include Steve Reich, Boulez and Sciarrino.
It may not be strictly accurate to call her Russian, though that is her nationality. Her father was Tatar, her mother is believed to be Polish-Jewish.