Celebrating the power of Music

Evelyn Glennie

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Emmylou Harris

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Peter Sellars

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Chuck Berry

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Youssou N'Dour

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Kaija Saariaho

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Paul Simon

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Yo-Yo Ma

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Kronos Quartet

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Patti Smith

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Ennio Morricone

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Björk

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José Antonio Abreu and El Sistema

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Peter Gabriel

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Pink Floyd

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Renée Fleming

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Sonny Rollins

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Steve Reich

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Led Zeppelin

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Valery Gergiev

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Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

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Gilberto Gil

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György Ligeti

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B. B. King

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Keith Jarret

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Miriam Makeba

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Sofia Gubaidulina

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Karlheinz Stockhausen

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Robert Moog

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Burt Bacharach

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Isaac Stern

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Bob Dylan

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Stevie Wonder

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Iannis Xenakis

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Ravi Shankar

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Ray Charles

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Eric Ericson

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Bruce Springsteen

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Joni Mitchell

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Pierre Boulez

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Mstislav Rostropovich

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Elton John

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Quincy Jones

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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Witold Lutoslawski

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Dizzy Gillespie

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Paul McCartney

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The Baltic States

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The Polar Music Prize is an international music prize celebrating the power and importance of music.

Polar Music Prize

The Power of Music

Next Polar Talks will be held on Monday 8 June 2015 at Filmstaden Sergel, Hötorget, Stockholm. Laureate Evelyn Glennie will talk about how to truly listen and Jan Gradvall will interview Laureate Emmylou Harris. We will talk about music in science and revolution, the latest technological innovations in music and about Sweden’s creative industries.

Explore our Playlists

Explore our Spotify Playlist Series and learn how Peter Sellars felt about receiving the Polar Music Prize or listen to the best of the Polar Music Prize Laureates.

Experience the celebrations

Watch Amanda Jenssen, Sabina Ddumba and Jerry Williams perform at the Polar Music Prize Ceremony 2014.

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