Robin Ticciati's Strauss and Francesco Piemontesi's Mozart are among the choices
Francesco Piemontesi Wins Award
The Swiss Music Prize is the most prestigious as well as lucrative accolade an artist in Switzerland can receive. Backed by the Federal Office of Culture, the award celebrates exceptional and innovative – though not necessarily commercially successful – work. Choosing from an extensive long-list of nominations, a jury of seven experts picks fourteen artists to be awarded the prize, plus one overall winner.
Francesco Piemontesi picked up the award yesterday saying: "I am very grateful and feeling honored to have received the Swiss Music Prize yesterday and I'd like to thank the jury and the Federal Office of Culture! And congratulations to all the other winners! Merci beaucoup, grazie mille und merci vilmal."