Thomas Adè Wins Grawemeyer Award
ReceiveS the award for Asyla?
British composer, pianist, and conductor Thomas Adè has won the $200,000 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition for 2000. Adès received the award for Asyla, a four-movement, 25-minute orchestral piece commissioned by for the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle; it was premiered there in 1997. Adès is the Britten professor of music at the Royal Academy of Music, artistic director of the Aldeburgh Festival, and music director of the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. At 28, he is the youngest ever to receive the award, which was launched in 1985. He beat out 210 nominees.