The violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter has been chosen for Japan’s Premium Imperiale, worth 15 million yen ($138,000).
September 17, 2019 – The Japan Art Association today announced the recipients of the 2019 Praemium Imperiale Awards:
Sculpture: Mona HATOUM (British/Palestine)
Music: Anne-Sophie MUTTER (Germany)
Painting: William KENTRIDGE (South Africa)
Theatre/Film: BANDO Tamasaburo (Japan)
Architecture: Tod WILLIAMS & Billie TSIEN (USA)
Each Laureate receives an honorarium of 15 million Yen (c. US$138,000). The awards will be presented by His Imperial Highness Prince Hitachi, Honorary Patron of the Japan Art Association and younger brother of the Emperor Emeritus of Japan, in a ceremony in Japan this October. In addition to the Praemium Imperiale Awards, the 5 million Yen (c. US$46,000) grant for Young Artists has been awarded to Démos, the musical education programme under Philharmonie de Paris that provides musical education to children between 7 to 12 in underserved localities or rural areas in France.