Press room

Here you will find our latest press releases, logos, pictures and bios of the latest Laureates, a selection of articles about the Polar Music Prize and press contacts.

The Laureates of 2022 will be announced on February 8, 2022.

Please note that we use a new logo since January 2021. You can download it further down on this page.

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December 14, 2021

Marie Ledin on TV4 Nyhetsmorgon

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.

December 14, 2021


Afghan orchestra finds hope in Portugal as music dies in homeland

December 13, 2021

TV4 followed the ANIM evacuation from Qatar to Portugal.

Swedish TV4's reporter Terese Cristiansson followed the group of students from ANIM on the flight from Qatar to Portugal. News feature from December 13, 2021 (in Swedish).

Photo: © Terese Christiansson, TV4.

December 13, 2021

The Independent (UK)

Afghan musicians look to recreate famed school in Portugal.

December 13, 2021

Sky news feature (UK)

Video: Afghanistan music school moves to Portugal following Taliban takeover

December 13. 2021

The Washington Post (US)

Afghan musicians look to recreate famed school in Portugal.

December 13, 2021

ABC News (US)

Afghan musicians look to recreate famed school in Portugal

Latest press releases

Afghan music students arrive in Portugal, completing their evacuation from Kabul

A group of 272 music students and teachers from the world-renowned Afghanistan National Institute of Music, have completed their evacuation from Kabul, via Doha, arriving today in Portugal.

2020's Laureate Anna Netrebko receives the prize from HM Queen Silvia on October 16 2021

In connection to Anna Netrebko’s concert at Konserthuset Stockholm, on the evening of October 16th, H.M. Queen Silvia will present the award to the 2020 Polar Music Prize Laureate.

The Polar Music Prize Podcast is out now!

The Polar Music Prize podcast is a series of in-depth interviews featuring outstanding achievers and tastemakers within the world of music, by journalist Nicholas Bonde.

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Anna Netrebko

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Maria Stern

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Marie Ledin

Managing Director
Stiftelsen Stikkan Andersons Musikprisfond för The Polar Music Prize

Alfons Karabuda

Chairman of the Polar Music Prize 
Award Committee

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