The New York Times printed the news from Musical America that Thomas Adès has been selected as their ‘Composer of the Year’ for 2011.
‘Musical America, which publishes the Musical America International Directory of the Performing Arts and maintains musicalamerica.com, has announced the winners of its 2011 Musical America Awards. Its musician of the year is the violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, soon to begin a season-long stint as artist in residence at the New York Philharmonic. The composer of the year is Thomas Adès; the conductor, Rafael Frühbeck dr Burgos; the vocalist, the baritone Simon Keenlyside; and the educator, Vivian Perlis, the founder of Yale University’s Oral History of American Music. The awards are to be presented at Carnegie Hall on Dec. 13.’
New York Times, 8 November 2010
Click here to read more