22 November 2011
Lincoln Center's Stoeger Prize to Brett Dean
Composer Brett Dean has won a major American chamber music prize. The US$ 25,000 Elise L. Stoeger Prize is awarded every two years by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, NY, in recognition of significant contributions to chamber music composition.
Previous prize-winners include Oliver Knussen, Aaron Jay Kernis, Martin Bresnick, Osvaldo Golijov, Thomas Adès, Michael Daugherty and Kaija Saariaho, among others.
The Elise L. Stoeger Prize was established in 1987 with a bequest from Milan Stoeger, a long-time subscriber to the Chamber Music Society, in memory of his wife, Elise. Winners are chosen from the nominations of leading musicians, composers, educators, managers, and presenters from around the USA.
In 2009, Dean was awarded the prestigious Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition for his violin concerto The Lost Art of Letter Writing.
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