All shall have prizes: George BenjaminOrchestras
The British composer, 63, has been granted the 2023 international Ernst von Siemens Music Prize, worth 250,000 Euros.
The citation calls him ‘one of the most important and influential contemporary artists of recent decades’.
One of the recipients of smaller Siemens awards of 30,000 Euros is another Brit, Alex Paxton.
Oh for heavens sake!
I mean, true you are influential if you’ve managed to monopolise the contemporary market at the Royal Opera House so they always commission you.
He hardly needs the money.
How to be a successful composer of squeaky gate music today in one of 3 steps:
1) have rich parents (Benjamin, Ades)
2) have influential parents (ditto)
3) if applicable, shoving your diversity and LGBTQXSFHWKDH+ card as vigorously as possible down peoples throats (Paxton)
You’re just showing your ignorance. Do people really still say “squeaky gate music”? Does it make you feel superior? Jeez
George Benjamin is undoubtedly skilled but he’s never had much to say.
He has that nice house in Maida Vale, just round the corner from the BBC studios. What does he need the money for ?
Fantastic composer,fine conductor,and a great guy to play under! Congrats!!!!
Huge congrats to an incredible musician! Working with him this summer was a life changing experience. His music was superb, his ear was impeccable, and his humor hilarious. Bravo!