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Polar Talks 2022

Polar Talks, May 23

Polar Talks will be held at Musikaliska Kvarteret in Stockholm.

March 2, 2022

The Polar Music Prize stands with Ukraine

The Polar Music Prize encourages everyone with the power to influence, including our previous Laureates, to take a clear stand and condemn the unprovoked invasion in Ukraine and violation of international law. We urge the leadership of Russia to cease all military actions and move their troops out of Ukraine.

Laureate of 2022

Iggy Pop

The godfather of punk is awarded the Polar Music Prize 2022. Congratulations!

"I wanted to describe the macrocosm, without getting out of character for a kid from the mid-west..."

Laureate of 2022

Ensemble intercontemporain

The world’s leading contemporary music ensemble founded by Pierre Boulez is awarded the Polar Music Prize 2022. Congratulations!

“These amazing musicians have such an open mindset and I find that really unique..." – Matthias Pintscher, Music Director


The Laureates of 2022

Congratulations to our Laureates of 2022:

Iggy Pop and Ensemble intercontemporain!

See the announcements and read more on the Laureate pages.

The Polar Music Prize celebrates its 30th year this year and the award ceremony will take place at Grand Hôtel in Stockholm on May 24, 2022.

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