Pianist Pierre-Laurence Aimard wins €250K Siemens prize

Posted on: February 1, 2017

“Pierre-Laurent Aimard has won the Ernst von Siemens Music Prize for 2017,” writes Katy Wright in Thursday’s (1/26) Rhinegold.co.uk (London). The €250,000 prize ($267,235) “is given in recognition of a life devoted to the service of music; former recipients include Aimard’s mentors Pierre Boulez, Olivier Messiaen, György Kurtàg and György Ligeti. The citation praises Aimard as ‘a pianist of light and colour who brings clarity and life to everything he plays’, adding: ‘His unusual path from the music of the present to that of the past, his boundless joy of discovery and the meticulousness with which he devotes himself to composers ranging from Bach via Debussy to George Benjamin, make him one of the exceptional musicians of our time.’ The prize will be presented at the Prinzregententheater in Munich on 2 June.”

Posted January 31, 2017