Polar Talks

The Polar Music Prize proudly presents Polar Talks, an international gathering, joining forces between music and creativity. Artists, entrepreneurs, scientists, politicians and innovators are brought together for talks, lectures and master classes to connect the creative strengths in music with the impact of technical and social opportunities.

Polar Talks aims to find solutions to tomorrow’s social and creative challenges through the power of music.

Polar Talks usually presents live interviews with the Laureates of that year, in addition to the talks and lectures.

Interviews and panels from Polar Talks throughout the years are available in our archives below.

May 20 16:00 CET

Polar Talks 2024

The next Polar Talks will take place on Monday, May 20 in Stockholm.

This year, Polar Talks invites Laureates Nile Rodgers and Esa-Pekka Salonen together with Merck Mercuriadis, founder of Hipgnosis, for an afternoon of live interviews on May 20.

Polar Talks will be streamed live on Youtube from 16:00 CET on May 20.

Previous years

Watch the previous Talks

We have gathered all the Talks from 2010 and onwards, including the Meet The Laureates interviews. Enjoy!

Previous years

Polar Talks pictures

Browse our Flickr albums for pictures from all Polar Talks throughout the years.

Watch the Talks

Polar Talks 2022Ensemble intercontemporain
Polar Talks 2022Dr Ahmad Sarmast
Polar Talks 2022Lyor Cohen
Polar Talks 2022Diane Warren
Polar Talks 2018Jesper Nordin's Gestrument – lowering the threshold to creativity
Polar Talks 2011Meet the Laureates: Kronos Quartet and Patti Smith
Polar Talks 2013Afrofuturism
Polar Talks 2016Is music education for all a right or a privilege?
Polar Talks 2018Meet the Laureate: Lars Ulrich (Metallica)