The expat Finn has received the BBVA Foundation’s Frontiers of Knowledge Award. It’s worth 400,000 Euros.
So who said there’s no money in composing?
UPDATE: The jury consisted of:
Nicholas Cook, Emeritus Professor of Music at Cambridge (UK).
Pwyll Ap Sion, Professor in Music at Bangor University (UK).
Tom Huizenga, NPR music producer.
The violinist Leila Josefowicz;
Andrew McGregor, BBC Radio 3;
and Alex Ross, New Yorker music critic.