Barbara awarded Léonie Sonning Music Prize 2020

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Regarded as Denmark’s highest classical music honour, Barbara Hannigan is the eighth singer and sixteenth conductor to be awarded the prestigious Léonie Sonning Music Prize.

Barbara performed Strauss and Poulenc with the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra before accepting the award. In her acceptance speech, she announced that she will generously split the prize money between her two initiatives, Equilibrium Young Artists and Momentum: Our Future Now. Thank you Barbara and congratulations!