Handel Music Prize

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The Handel Music Prize, in German Händel-Preis, is an annual award presented by the city of Halle, in Germany, in honour of the celebrated Baroque composer George Frideric Handel. It is awarded, "for exceptional artistic, academic or politico-cultural services as far as these are connected with the city of Halle's Handel commemoration". The prize consists of a diploma, a gold and enamel badge, and 10,000 euros in prize money and is presented during the annual Handel Festival, Halle. It awards were first instituted in 1993, and awarded to the British conductor Nicholas McGegan.

List of prizewinners[edit]



  1. ^ Händel Festspiele, Handel Music Prize winners. Retrieved 31 May 2011.[dead link]
  2. ^ DeutschesMusikinformationszentrum news item, 17 January 2011. (German)