John Luther Adams wins Pulitzer Prize for Music

Seattle Symphony commission leads to Pulitzer win for Alaskan composer.

Daniel Boyd wins 2014 Bulgari Art Award

Artist receives recognition for his depiction of once controversial Pentecost Island in Vanuatu.

Sir Thomas Allen receives Queen's Medal

Operatic 'Billy Elliot' is officially recognised for his outstanding musical contribution to the UK.

Hoang Pham wins 2013 Australian Young Performer of the Year

Pianist and former Vietnamese refugee adds ABC trophy to his swelling cabinet of awards.

Mabel Juli wins Kate Challis RAKA Award

80-year-old Gija elder wins prestigious art prize for Moon Dreaming.

Saariaho and N’Dour share Polar Prize

Finnish composer and Senegalese singer share ABBA manager’s award.

Jon Cattapan: Winner of the 2013 Bulgari Art Award

The Melbourne-based artist has won this year’s Bulgari Art Award for his triptych entitled Imagine a Raft (Hard Rubbish 4+5). Cattapan is one of Australia’s finest contemporary painters whose subject is often contemporary cities, both their architecture and organisation and how we inhabit them.

Hard rubbish earns Cattapan $80,000

Art award goes to artist for work based on the “humble discards” of a suburban home.

Australian soprano scores some major bling

Jessica Pratt follows in Dame Joan’s footsteps by winning the coveted Siola d’Oro.

Divas in Diamonds (11 Winners of La Siola d'Oro)

Jessica Pratt is the latest winner of the coveted Siola d'Oro which generally takes the form of something tasteful in diamonds. But which of her illustrious predecessors wins our battle of the bling?

Graham Johnson awarded Wigmore Hall Medal

Pianist and lieder accompanist honoured for "unstinting championing of Song".

Glanville-Hicks House names first 'post-reno' resident

The Australia Council have announced that Julian Day will be the new Composer in Residence at the Peggy Glanville-Hicks house.

Joachim International Violin Comp awards two First Prizes

Modovan and Korean violinists each receive €50,000 and a Naxos record deal.

Joan Sutherland & Bonynge Bel Canto Award announced

Young Samoan tenor Darren Pene Pati claims Dame Joan Sutherland's legacy prize.

Maestro Daniel Smith does it again: 2nd place in Solti prize

The young Australian takes silver in the Sir Georg Solti International Conductors’ Competition.

Daniel de Borah wins Australian National Piano Award

Melbourne-born SIPCA prizewinner scoops $25,000 with his latest win.

Father of iPhone 5 Steve Jobs in heartfelt Yo-Yo Ma tribute

The visionary behind the iPod changed modern music, says cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

Chinese composer Tan Dun wins Hamburg Bach Prize

The composer of the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon film score has his sights set on Oz.

Jenny Sages' self-portrait wins Archibald People's Choice

A widow's grief writ large on canvas has won the public's heart in the 2012 Archibald Prize.

Awards for Sir Antonio Pappano and Jiri Belohlavek

Conductors receive honours in Italy and the UK respectively.

Yo-Yo Ma and Paul Simon win 2012 Polar Music Prize

Each laureate of Sweden's prestigious music award receives one million Swedish krona.

Harnoncourt honoured by Royal Philharmonic Society

The Gold Medal goes to the pioneering Austrian conductor.

Composer Unsuk Chin receives Korea’s Ho-Am Prize

The prestigious award for the arts is worth €200,000.

Archibald finalists and Packing Room Prize unveiled

Raelene Sharp's portrait of actor John Wood the favourite of Art Gallery NSW staff.

The Artist wins Oscar for Best Film Score

Silent film finds its voice in the modern age. Plus, see the complete list of Academy Award winners.

Silent film's composer hailed an artist

Ludovic Bource's acclaimed score for The Artist draws as much from Brahms as from Hitchcock.

The Artist (Michel Hazanavicius)

Retro charm: the glory of silent cinema is resurrected.

Esa-Pekka Salonen wins Grawemeyer Award

The Violin Concerto of 2009 wins its composer US$100,000.

Who will sing with David and Teddy at the Sydney Opera House?

Meet the winner and finalists from the Limelight singing competition!

Paul Stanhope’s double take at the ART Music Awards

The Australian composer honoured with two major prizes.

Archibald's prestigious Packing Room Prize awarded

A painting of Matt Moran in a controversial setting and pose has been pronounced the favourite of Art Gallery NSW staff.

Million-dollar Maestro

Italian conductor Riccardo Muti scoops classical music's largest cash prize.
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