Kaija Saariaho
Photo: Priska Ketterer.

Swiss composer and oboist Heinz Holliger and Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho have won the 2019 Isang Yun International Composition Award, the Isang Yun Peace Foundation announced.

The foundation launched the annual award in 2007 to support and recognize composers, continuing Yun’s musical legacy. However, the event was halted in 2014 due to difficulties faced by the foundation’s management. After a six-year pause, the award resumed this year.

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