Simon Steen-Andersen Awarded the Carl Nielsen Prize

Yesterday it was announced that the renowned Edition·S – music¬sound¬art composer Simon Steen-Andersen is awarded the Carl Nielsen Prize in October 2013. The prize is a great honour and Simon receives 600.000 DKKr.

The press release characterises Simon with the words:

”Simon Steen-Andersen has since the millennium distinguished himself as an original and uncompromising composer, who not only uses traditional instruments, but also involves electronic sound, video and performance in his often spectacular concerts. Despite being uncompromising he experience great interest especially from the younger audience all over the world, where his music is performed, and Steen-Andersen still attracts increasing attention from leading international ensembles and institutions.”

The ceremony takes place on October 25, 2013 at the Black Diamond, the Royal Library in Copenhagen, where the National Chamber Orchestra at the following concert will perform music by Simon Steen-Andersen.

About the prize
Composer Carl Nielsen and sculptor Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen’s two daughters founded the Carl Nielsen and Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen’s Grant in 1957 in memory of their parents.

The foundation gives out awards every other year to one or more Danish composers, conductors or musicians. The prizes are awarded as a special recognition of the already shown talent and as an encouragement and help to each artist’s future work.

Carl Nielsen’s popularity has made it possible for the foundation to award three honorary awards of 600.000 DKKr. each year. Every other year the three prizes are awarded to Danish composers and musicians, and every other year to Danish sculptors.