The Polar Music Prize Laureates of 2019 are Anne-Sophie Mutter, The Playing For Change Foundation and Grandmaster Flash.

 

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Anne-Sophie Mutter, photo by Bastian Achard

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Playing For Change

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    Announcement of the Laureates of 2019 (english version) Announcement of the Laureates of 2019 (english version)

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    Polarpristagare 2019 (swedish version) Polarpristagare 2019 (swedish version)

Previous Laureates

Playing For Change

2019 Press material
Playing For Change

Anne-Sophie Mutter

2019 Press material
Anne-Sophie Mutter

Grandmaster Flash

2019 Press material
Grandmaster Flash

The Afghanistan National Institute of Music

2018 Press material
The Afghanistan National Institute of Music

Metallica

2018 Press material
Metallica

Wayne Shorter

2017 Press material
Wayne Shorter

Sting

2017 Press material
Sting

Cecilia Bartoli

2016 Press material
Cecilia Bartoli

Max Martin

2016 Press material
Max Martin

Emmylou Harris

2015 Press material
Emmylou Harris

Evelyn Glennie

2015 Press material
Evelyn Glennie

Peter Sellars

2014 Press material
Peter Sellars

Chuck Berry

2014 Press material
Chuck Berry

Kaija Saariaho

2013 Press material
Kaija Saariaho

Youssou N’Dour

2013 Press material
Youssou N’Dour

Paul Simon

2012 Press material
Paul Simon

Yo-Yo Ma

2012 Press material
Yo-Yo Ma

Patti Smith

2011 Press material
Patti Smith

Kronos Quartet

2011 Press material
Kronos Quartet

Ennio Morricone

2010 Press material
Ennio Morricone

Björk

2010 Press material
Björk

José Antonio Abreu and El Sistema

2009 Press material
José Antonio Abreu and El Sistema

Peter Gabriel

2009 Press material
Peter Gabriel

Renée Fleming

2008 Press material
Renée Fleming

Pink Floyd

2008 Press material
Pink Floyd

Steve Reich

2007 Press material
Steve Reich

Sonny Rollins

2007 Press material
Sonny Rollins

Valery Gergiev

2006 Press material
Valery Gergiev

Led Zeppelin

2006 Press material
Led Zeppelin

Gilberto Gil

2005 Press material
Gilberto Gil

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

2005 Press material
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

B. B. King

2004 Press material
B. B. King

György Ligeti

2004 Press material
György Ligeti

Keith Jarrett

2003 Press material
Keith Jarrett

Sofia Gubaidulina

2002 Press material
Sofia Gubaidulina

Miriam Makeba

2002 Press material
Miriam Makeba

Burt Bacharach

2001 Press material
Burt Bacharach

Robert Moog

2001 Press material
Robert Moog

Karlheinz Stockhausen

2001 Press material
Karlheinz Stockhausen

Bob Dylan

2000 Press material
Bob Dylan

Isaac Stern

2000 Press material
Isaac Stern

Iannis Xenakis

1999 Press material
Iannis Xenakis

Stevie Wonder

1999 Press material
Stevie Wonder

Ray Charles

1998 Press material
Ray Charles

Ravi Shankar

1998 Press material
Ravi Shankar

Eric Ericson

1997 Press material
Eric Ericson

Bruce Springsteen

1997 Press material
Bruce Springsteen

Pierre Boulez

1996 Press material
Pierre Boulez

Joni Mitchell

1996 Press material
Joni Mitchell

Mstislav Rostropovich

1995 Press material
Mstislav Rostropovich

Elton John

1995 Press material
Elton John

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

1994 Press material
Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Quincy Jones

1994 Press material
Quincy Jones

Dizzy Gillespie

1993 Press material
Dizzy Gillespie

Witold Lutoslawski

1993 Press material
Witold Lutoslawski

Paul McCartney

1992 Press material
Paul McCartney

The Baltic States

1992 Press material
The Baltic States