Russian film composer Eduard Artemyev, as well as film director Nikita Mikhalkov were awarded the Shostakovich Prize on Saturday evening at Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Concert Hall on Saturday. They received the award from violist and conductor Yuri Bashmet, whose Foundation awards this prize since 1994.

Eduard Artemyev, 79, has won international acclaim for composing electronic music and film scores. He has composed soundtracks to the movies Solaris, Siberiade, Stalker, A Slave of Love, An Unfinished Piece for Mechanical Piano, Family Relations, Burnt by the Sun, and Urga.

Many of the films he composed music for were directed by Mikhalkov.

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