Birgit Nilsson gives $1,000,000 to the Vienna Phil

Prize in honour of the late Wagnerian soprano goes to the orchestra at her old stomping ground.

Vincent Fantauzzo wins Archibald People's Choice

Portrait of Asher Keddie proves the popular winner from this year’s Archibald exhibition.

Caroline Shaw wins Pulitzer Prize for Music

The youngest ever composer at age 30 wins for her experimental Partita for 8 Voices.

Let them eat cake: Gina Rinehart wins the Bald Archy

Melbourne artist Warren Lane wins the 2013 satirical prize with his portrait of Gina Rinehart scoffing chocolate cake.

Bald Archy: The Cockatoo's choice

The satirical alternative to the Archibald Prize, traditionally chosen by a cockatoo.

Del Kathryn Barton wins the 2013 Archibald Prize

Artist wins a second Archibald Prize for her "sincere, deep, generous and creative" portrait of actor Hugo Weaving.

Archibald Prize 2013: The Finalists

Limelight presents the 39 Archibald finalists. The arts dominate proceedings as in many years with the most striking entries in 2013 including portraits of violinist Warren Ellis as well as actors Bille Brown, Hugo Weaving, Asher Keddie (entitled Love Face), Naomi Watts, Toni Collette and burlesque artist Venus Vamp. The portrait of writer Tara Moss has won the Packing Room Prize. The exhibition of the finalists runs from March 23 to June 2.

Archibald 2013: Packing Room Prize winner

Blue Mountains artist Matthew Lynn wins with portrait of novelist and former model Tara Moss.

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.

Michael Kieran Harvey piano scholarship awarded

Two young Australian talents share in the $50,000 prize.

Daniel Smith wins Luigi Mancinelli Opera Conductors' Comp

The young Australian maestro strikes gold in Italy.

Chinese composer Tan Dun wins Hamburg Bach Prize

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

Andrey Lebedev wins Adelaide International Classical Guitar Comp

The 21-year-old victor picks up a $16,000 custom-made guitar along with his prize money.

Domingo's Operalia announces 2012 winners

American, Mongolian and Chinese opera singers win big in the competition's 20th year.

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.

Composer Unsuk Chin receives Korea’s Ho-Am Prize

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

Tim Storrier wins the 2012 Archibald Prize

The eccentric self-portrait shows the artist with the tools of his trade, but without a face.

Fenella Kernebone in the Archibalds: not just a pretty face

Nick Stathopoulos makes a political statement with his portrait of the ABC presenter.

Archibald finalists and Packing Room Prize unveiled

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

Esa-Pekka Salonen wins Grawemeyer Award

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

ARIA Award for Best Classical Album revealed

Sydney pianist Sally Whitwell receives the pointy prize for her debut album Mad Rush.

BACH: Cantatas and Arias for soprano (Elizabeth Watts; The English Concert/Bicket)

There's a genuine smile in the luscious voice of this young soprano.

Booker Prize judge protests Philip Roth win

Controversy erupts over the Man Booker International announcement at the Sydney Opera House.

The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize

The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize was established by the Moran family in 1988 to celebrate Australia’s Bicentenary and is the richest portrait prize in the world. The 31 winners and finalists for 2011 are now on display at the State Library of New South Wales in a free exhibition.

Chinese-American opera wins Pulitzer Prize

Zhou Long's Madame White Snake honoured for its cross-cultural take on ancient legend.

Ben Quilty wins Archibald Portrait Prize

Full honours for Archibald favourite Ben Quilty's painting of Margaret Olley.

Archibald Prize 2011 - The Finalists

Limelight presents the 41 Archibald finalists. This year's most striking entries include portraits of soprano Cheryl Barker, actors Cate Blanchett and Hugo Weaving, and athlete Cathy Freeman. The winner of the 2011 Archibald Portrait Prize is announced Friday, April 15, with the exhibition running April 16 - June 26.

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.

Young classical and film composers get $25,000 head start

Alex Pozniak and Caitlin Yeo have won the opportunity of a lifetime with the APRA Professional Development Awards.

Million-dollar Maestro

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