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Laureates of 2022

The Polar Music Prize Laureates of 2022 will be announced on February 8 at 08.30 CET.

Due to the covid-19 restrictions in Sweden, no press conference will be held at the City Hall.

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Journalists are welcome to get in touch with our Press office for further information.

December 14, 2021

Marie Ledin on TV4 Nyhetsmorgon & press review

Marie Ledin, MD of the Polar Music Prize, and Fredrik Hillelson, co-founder of the Skill Shift Initiative, interviewed on Swedish morning TV about the ANIM evacuation and the donations which made it possible.

Read more articles about the evacuation in our press room.

The Afghanistan National Institute of Music

Students from ANIM safely evacuated from Doha to Lisbon

A group of music students and teachers from the Afghanistan National Institute of Music have completed their evacuation from Kabul, via Doha, arriving today in Portugal. This was made possible by donations from private individuals and businesses.


The Polar Music Prize Podcast!

What does the future of music look like? How will we consume music going forward? What happens in our brains when we listen to music, and what role has music played in ushering in social change over the course of history?

Journalist Nicholas Bonde has done a series of in-depth interviews with outstanding achievers within the world of music to answer these questions:

Amanda Bergman, songwriter and lead vocalist in the award winning band Amason.

Fredrik Ullén, classical pianist and professor of cognitive neuroscience at Karolinska Institutet.

Cedwin Sandanam, leader of legendary Tensta Gospel Choir from Stockholm.

Jan Gradvall, one of Swedens finest music journalists for the past 30 years.

Patrick Woodroffe, lighting designer and creative director for bands like The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Adele, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Genesis.

Nick Holmsten, founder of playlist app Tunigo and former Head of Music at Spotify.

Marie Ledin, MD Polar Music Prize.

October 17, 2021

Anna Netrebko received the Polar Music Prize in Stockholm

Anna Netrebko personally received the Polar Music Prize from HM Queen Silvia, in connection with a magnificent concert at Konserthuset Stockholm on October 16, 2021.

Due to the covid 19-pandemic the ceremony planned for June 2020 had to be cancelled. We are so happy and grateful to have been able to meet Anna Netrebko and present her with 2020’s prize.