Andrew Manze named 2011 Rolf Schock Prize laureate in Musical Arts
Published: 21 March 2011
Andrew Manze has been awarded the prestigeous Rolf Schock Prize in 'Musical Arts', Sweden's triennial prize in recognition of exceptional individuals in the fields of logic and philosophy, mathematics, the visual arts and musical arts.
The prize amount is SEK 500,000 per category (USD 75,000) and is awarded by The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, The Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts and The Royal Swedish Academy of Music. The award ceremony will take place in Stockholm on 2 November 2011.
Manze, who is resident in Sweden and Principal Conductor of the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra was cited “for his virtuoso and insightful interpretations as a violinist and ensemble leader; his unique, rousing style as a conductor; and his inspired ability to communicate with the audience”. Now working exclusively as a conductor, Manze's other titled positions include Principal Guest Conductor of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and Associate Guest Conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
Previous laureates in the musical arts category include Gidon Kremer, Anne-Sofie von Otter, Kaija Saariaho and György Ligeti.