Unsuk Chin wins the Marie-Josée Kravis Prize for New Music

On Thursday, October 11, 2018, the New York Philharmonic announced that they awarded the composer Unsuk Chin with the Marie-Josée Kravis Prize for New Music, which comes with $200,000 and a commission to write a new piece for the orchestra.

This announcement follows shortly after the last Kravis Prize premiere last week, when the orchestra played the world premiere of the Dutch modernist Louis Andriessen’s new tone poem “Agamemnon,” which was commissioned when he won the prize in 2016. The prize’s previous winners were Henri Dutilleux and Per Nørgård.

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