For international recognition of excellence in the world of music

Anne-Sophie Mutter

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Playing For Change

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Grandmaster Flash

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Metallica

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The Afghanistan National Institute of Music

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Sting

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Wayne Shorter

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Max Martin

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Max Martin Polar Music Prize 2016

Cecilia Bartoli

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Evelyn Glennie

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Evelyn Glennie photo credit Jim Callaghen

Emmylou Harris

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Emmylou Harris

Peter Sellars

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Press Photo of Peter Sellars

Chuck Berry

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Press Photo of Chuck Berry

Youssou N'Dour

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Press Photo of Youssou N'Dour

Kaija Saariaho

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Press Photo of Kaija Saariaho. Copyright: Priska Ketterer Luzern

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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Björk - Press photo

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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Press Photo of György Ligeti

B. B. King

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B.B. King

Keith Jarrett

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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

Announcement 2020

The Polar Music Prize Laureates of 2020 will be announced on February 11, 2020 at 08.30 CET.

The Polar Music Prize
Ceremony 2019

Anne-Sophie Mutter receiving the Polar Music Prize from H.M King Carl XVI Gustaf (Photo: Polar Music Prize)
Mark Johnson & Whitney Kroenke from Playing For Change receiving the Polar Music Prize from H.M King Carl XVI Gustaf (Photo: Polar Music Prize)
Grandmaster Flash receiving the Polar Music Prize from H.M King Carl XVI Gustaf (Photo: Polar Music Prize)

PREVIOUS YEARS

Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo from Metallica, Polar Music Prize Laureate of 2018 (Photo: Polar Music Prize)

Revisit the past Polar Music Prize ceremonies, Polar Talks and other festivities by exploring our photo albums on Flickr and our Youtube channel.

Annie Lennox performing at the Ceremony in 2017

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