52 year old Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen has been announced as the 2016 recipient of the prestigious USD $100,000 Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition – for his song-cycle ‘Let Me Tell You’ for Soprano and Orchestra.
The winning work, based on the libretto of Paul Griffiths, was premiered by soprano Barbara Hannifin – with conductor Andris Nelsons and the Berlin Philharmonic in 2013.
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HANS ABRAHAMSEN | “LET ME TELL YOU” FOR SOPRANO & ORCHESTRA | ANDRIS NELSONS | BERLIN PHILHARMONIC | 2013
Awarded annually by the University of Louisville, previous recipients include: Witold Lutosławski, György Ligeti, John Corigliano, Krzysztof Penderecki, John Adams, Thomas Adès, Pierre Boulez, Brett Dean and Esa-Pekka Salonen.