The Honorary Award 2021

11.03.2021 – Congratulations and a triple fanfare! Today the PdSK e.V. announces the three Honorary Award winners of the year 2021. The honorees are: the author and publisher Ute Kleeberg, who gave new life to the slogan »Good music for children« with old fairy tales; the trombonist and bandleader Nils Wogram, who created his unmistakable individual style within but also beyond the established jazz tradition, and countertenor and festival director Max Emanuel Cenčić; who managed to make his baroque music festival in Bayreuth a great success without programmatic losses during the Corona pandemic.

All three have done groundbreaking work in their respective fields, as the jury explains in the laudations.

Since it is not yet possible to foresee when we will finally be able to celebrate and honor our award winners again together with the audience and live in concert, the official laudations are already being read out today via video.

Click here for the laudations and videos.

The following jurors worked in the 2020 annual committee of the PdSK: Manuel Brug (Jury Opera II), Eleonore Büning (Jury Chamber Music), Torsten Fuchs (advisory, Jury R&B, Soul, Hip-Hop), Christine Heise (Jury Rock), Christoph Irrgeher (Jury Crossover Productions), Hans-Jürgen Linke (Jury Jazz II), Max Nyffeler (Jury Opera I), Tobias Rapp (Jury Club & Dance), Wolfgang Schreiber (Jury Historical Recordings), Michael Stegemann (Jury Concertos) and Juliane Streich (Jury Rock).