Sweden's Polar Music Prize To Emmylou Harris, Evelyn Glennie
March 10, 2015 at 5:38 AM (PT)
SWEDEN's POLAR MUSIC PRIZE will be awarded to 13-time GRAMMY winner EMMYLOU HARRIS and virtuoso percussionist Dame EVELYN GLENNIE. The 2015 laureates will attend the gala ceremony and receive their prizes from KING CARL XVI on JUNE 9th in STOCKHOLM’s CONCERT HALL.
POLAR MUSIC PRIZE Managing Dir. MARIE LEDIN said, “In EVELYN GLENNIE and EMMYLOU HARRIS, the foundation has chosen two exceptional laureates for this year’s POLAR MUSIC PRIZE, as both represent the spirit of the AWARD that my father envisaged when he founded the prize. We look forward to honoring EVELYN and EMMYLOU and paying tribute to their exceptional music careers.”
GLENNIE said, “I was hugely humbled and inspired when I learned that I was to be awarded with the prestigious POLAR MUSIC PRIZE. To be chosen from so many deserving people, from all genres of music, only makes me want to work harder, to make a difference and to rise to the occasion. Accepting the POLAR MUSIC PRIZE is a great honor, for which I am extremely grateful.”
HARRIS said, "I was both surprised and honored at the news of this most prestigious award, and am now looking forward to once again returning to your beautiful country where I was first so warmly welcomed those many years ago. Thank you, POLAR MUSIC PRIZE!"