Estonian composer Arvo Pärt (*1935) is awarded the Polar Music Prize 2023. The announcement says: “Composer Arvo Pärt has likened his music to white light. It is in the encounter with the prism of the listener’s soul that all colors become visible. Anyone who has heard his laconic, reduced compositions will understand this perfectly.”

The award is endowed with one million Swedish kronor (Euro 88,500).

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