The POLAR MUSIC PRIZE was presented on Monday, 24th May, for the
thirteenth consecutive year. The prizewinners were B. B. King and György Ligeti.
Mr. Ligeti who was unable to attend due to ill-health had recorded a message of
thanks and was represented in Stockholm by Dr. Louise Duchesneau.
They each received prize money in the amount of one million Swedish Crowns
(approx US$ 130.000 or € 109.000). His Majesty The King of Sweden awarded the
prizes during a nationally-televised ceremony which for the first time took place at
the Stockholm Concert Hall. This is also where the Nobel Prize ceremony takes place.
Photo: © Patrik Österberg / BULLS (High resolution images can be downloaded from Flickr when you click on each image)