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{{Infobox award
| name = ポーラー音楽賞
| image = Polar Music Prize.jpg
| imagesize =
| caption =
| presenter = Stig Anderson Music Award Foundation
| country = スウェーデン
| reward =
| year = 1992
| year2 =
| holder =
| website = {{URL|http://www.polarmusicprize.org/}}
}}
 
'''ポーラー音楽賞''' (Polar Music Prize) は、1989年に創設された[[スウェーデン]]の国際的な賞。[[ABBA]]のマネージャーとして知られる[[スティーグ・アンダーソン]]によって創設され、[[スウェーデン王立音楽アカデミー]]より寄進される<ref>{{cite news|last=Van Gelder|first=Lawrence|title=Reich and Rollins Win Polar Prize|work=The New York Times|date=2007-01-26|url=https://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/26/arts/26arts.html|accessdate=2010-04-28}}</ref>。この賞は、1人(または1グループ)の現代音楽の音楽家と、1人(または1グループ)のクラシック音楽の音楽家に毎年与えられる<ref name=PSmag>{{cite news|last=Moser|first=Whet|title=Swedish Pop Mafia: How a culturally conservative effort in the 1940s backfired to create the greatest engine of pop music in the world|url=http://www.psmag.com/navigation/books-and-culture/swedish-pop-mafia-music-world-influence-73966/|accessdate=2014-03-25|newspaper=Pacific Standard|date=2014-03-24}}</ref>。例外は、2001年(3人の音楽家が表彰された)と2003年(1名のみ表彰)である。国家や民族が制限されないこの賞は「音楽および//または音楽活動の重要な業績、または音楽活動の潜在的な重要性が高いと認められる業績に授与されるものであり、音楽と密接に関わるすべての分野に与えられるものとする<ref name="history">{{cite web|url=http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/about-the-prize/history/|title=History|publisher=Polar Music Prize|accessdate=2014-1-3|deadurl=yes|archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20121020164331/http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/about-the-prize/history/|archivedate=2012-10-20|df=dmy-all}}</ref>。」この賞はスウェーデンでは音楽の[[ノーベル賞]]と呼ばれる<ref name=polar1>{{cite web
| url = http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10119094
| title = Bjork and Ennio Morricone win Polar Music Prize
| publisher = BBC News
| date = 2010-5-17
| accessdate= 2012-7-19
}}</ref><ref name=polar2>{{cite web
| url = http://www.kinnarps.com/en/International/NewsPress/KinnarpsMagazine/Issue5/PolarMusicPrize/
| title = Polar Music Prize
| publisher = Kinnarps
| date =
| accessdate= 2012-7-19
}}</ref><ref name=polar3>{{cite web
|url = http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/entertainment/2011-05/03/c_13857238.htm
|title = Kronos Quartet, Patti Smith awarded Polar Music Prize 2011
|publisher = Xinhua
|date = 2011-5-3
|accessdate = 2012-7-19
|deadurl = yes
|archiveurl = https://web.archive.org/web/20110505040746/http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/entertainment/2011-05/03/c_13857238.htm
|archivedate = 5 May 2011
|df = dmy-all
}}</ref>
 
 
 
The first recipients were the British musician, [[Paul McCartney]], and the [[Baltic States]]. Laureates are awarded 1 million [[Swedish krona|kr]] (approximately US$120,000 by 2016 rates) <ref>https://www.google.com/search?q=krona+to+dollar&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8</ref> handed over by king [[Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden]] in a ceremony at [[Stockholm Concert Hall]] in June every year. The Polar Music Prize is regarded as Sweden's foremost musical honour.<ref name="CBC">{{cite news|title=Morricone, Bjork win 2010 Polar Music Prize|publisher=[[CBC News]]|date=17 May 2010|url=http://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/morricone-bjork-win-2010-polar-music-prize-1.898513|accessdate=24 October 2010}}</ref> The prize is overseen by the Stig Anderson Music Award Foundation, which includes members of Anderson's family and representatives of SKAP – the Swedish Society of Songwriters, Composers and Authors and the Swedish Performing Rights Society.<ref name=About/><ref name=committees/> A committee of musicians, other experienced members of the music industry, and members of Anderson's family selects the prize recipients from nominations submitted by representatives of several international music industry organizations, such as the [[European Composer and Songwriter Alliance]].<ref name=About>{{cite web|url=http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/about-the-prize/about/|title=About|publisher=Polar Music Prize|accessdate=3 January 2014|deadurl=yes|archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20121020165248/http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/about-the-prize/about/|archivedate=20 October 2012|df=dmy-all}}</ref><ref name=committees>{{cite web|url=http://www.polarmusicprize.org/about-the-prize/the-award-committee/|title=The Award Committee|publisher=Polar Music Prize|accessdate=31 January 2011|deadurl=yes|archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20111010175325/http://www.polarmusicprize.org/about-the-prize/the-award-committee/|archivedate=10 October 2011|df=dmy-all}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/about-the-prize/nominations/|title=Nominations|publisher=Polar Music Prize|accessdate=3 January 2014|deadurl=yes|archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20121020164812/http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/about-the-prize/nominations/|archivedate=20 October 2012|df=dmy-all}}</ref>
 
CEO of the Polar Music Prize is Marie Ledin and former CEO was Stuart Ward and [[Hélène Carendi]].
 
== Laureates ==
[[File:Paul McCartney black and white 2010.jpg|thumb|right|Paul McCartney was the first winner in 1992 and one of two people (the other being Chuck Berry) who didn't receive the award in person.|alt=A serious, standing man holding his guitar with his left hand and placing his other hand on his left arm]]
[[File:Lutoslawski3.jpg|thumb|right|Witold Lutosławski was the first classical musician to win the award in 1993.|alt=A smiling man crossing his legs and placing his left arm on the styre]]
[[File:Joni Mitchell 1983.jpg|thumb|right|Joni Mitchell was the first female award recipient in 1996.|alt=A woman holding her guitar while looking at it]]
[[File:LedZeppelinmontage.jpg|thumb|right|The English band Led Zeppelin became the first musical group to win the award in 2006.|alt=A montage of four musicians; from upper left to bottom right: A man with curly hair, a man with moustache looking at his drums, a short-haired man looking to the right, a curly-haired man singing with a microphone]]
[[File:Bob Moog3.jpg|thumb|right|Robert Moog became the first inventor to win the award for the synthesizer MiniMoog in 2001.|alt=An elderly man standing on the right, alongside his three inventions]]
[[File:Polar Music Prize 2005 - Gilberto Gil and Carl XVI Gustaf.jpg|thumb|right|Gilberto Gil - the winner in the contemporary category in 2005, receives the prize from King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden]]
[[File:Morricone at United Nations HQ.jpg|thumb|right|Ennio Morricone – the only film composer to win the award in 2010]]
[[File:Björk performing at Cirque en Chantier 1 edit.jpg|thumb|right|Björk&nbsp;– the winner in the contemporary category in 2010]]
[[File:Kronos Quartet by Sachyn Mital.jpg|thumb|right|Kronos Quartet&nbsp;– winners in the classical category in 2011]]
[[File:Patti Smith (Haldern Pop Festival 2014) IMGP4121 smial wp.jpg|thumb|right|Patti Smith&nbsp;– the winner in the contemporary category in 2011]]
[[File:Paul Simon 2007.jpg|thumb|right|Paul Simon&nbsp;– the winner in the contemporary category in 2012|alt=A man playing guitar on stage with a band]]
[[File:Yo-Yo Ma - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Davos 2008.jpg|thumb|right|Yo-Yo Ma&nbsp;– the winner in the classical category in 2012|alt=A man playing on a cello, with his eyes closed and his body visible on a large screen]]
 
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|-
! scope="col" style="width:1%; style="background-color:#a4d3ee;"|Year
! scope="col" style="width:10%; style="background-color:#a4d3ee;"|Recipient
! scope="col" style="width:10%; background-color:#a4d3ee;"| Nationality
! scope="col" class="unsortable" style="width:87%; background-color:#a4d3ee;"| Reason
! scope="col" class="unsortable" style="width:5%; background-color:#a4d3ee;"|Ref
|-
!scope=row| 1992
| {{sortname|Paul|McCartney}}
| United Kingdom
|style="text-align:left"|
"...for his creativity and imagination as a composer and artist which has revitalized popular music worldwide over the last 30 years."
|<ref name="paulmccartney">{{cite web|url=http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/sir-paul-mccartney/|title=Sir Paul McCartney|publisher=Polar Music Prize|accessdate=3 January 2014}}</ref>
|-
!scope=row| 1992
| [[Baltic states]]
| the Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania)
|style="text-align:left"|
"...to support their national music culture, as a nucleus for the formation of performing rights societies in international co-operation."
|<ref name="balticstates">{{cite web|url=http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/the-baltic-states-estonia-latvia-and-lithuania/|title=the Baltic States; Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania|publisher=Polar Music Prize|accessdate=3 January 2014|deadurl=yes|archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20140404152339/http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/the-baltic-states-estonia-latvia-and-lithuania/|archivedate=4 April 2014|df=dmy-all}}</ref>
|-
!scope=row| 1993
| {{sortname|Dizzy|Gillespie}}
| United States
|style="text-align:left"|
"...Closely familiar with the origins and roots of jazz, and perceiving its fertile development out of a variety of musical cultures, Dizzy Gillespie came on the scene, almost half a century ago, as a revolutionary innovator."
|<ref name="dizzygillespie">{{cite web|url=http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/dizzy-gillespie/|title=Dizzy Gillespie|publisher=Polar Music Prize|accessdate=3 January 2014}}</ref>
|-
!scope=row| 1993
| {{sortname|Witold|Lutosławski}}
| Poland
|style="text-align:left"|
"...one of the pioneers of contemporary European art music."
|<ref name="witoldlutoslawski">{{cite web|url=http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/witold-lutoslawski/|title=Witold Lutoslawski|publisher=Polar Music Prize|accessdate=3 January 2014}}</ref>
|-
!scope=row| 1994
| {{sortname|Quincy|Jones}}
| United States
|style="text-align:left"|
"...a boundary-transcending musical magician"
|<ref name="quincyjones">{{cite web|url=http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/quincy-jones/|title=Quincy Jones|publisher=Polar Music Prize|accessdate=3 January 2014}}</ref>
|-
!scope=row| 1994
| {{sortname|Nikolaus|Harnoncourt}}
| Austria
|style="text-align:left"|
"...ranks today as a pioneer of the revival of interest, ... But he is also an independent ground-breaker who is constantly discovering new dimensions of the classics."
|<ref name="nikolausharnoncourt">{{cite web|url=http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/nikolaus-harnoncourt/|title=Nikolaus Harnoncourt|publisher=Polar Music Prize|accessdate=3 January 2014}}</ref>
|-
!scope=row| 1995
| {{sortname|Elton|John}}
| United Kingdom
|style="text-align:left"|
"...a central figure in the popular music crucible of the 70s and 80s and, eventually, an eccentric mega-star with a big output of successful hits with a worldwide response from a broadbased public."
|<ref name="eltonjohn">{{cite web|url=http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/sir-elton-john/|title=Sir Elton John|publisher=Polar Music Prize|accessdate=3 January 2014}}</ref>
|-
!scope=row| 1995
| {{sortname|Mstislav|Rostropovich}}
| Russia
|style="text-align:left"|
"...for a unique artistic achievement distinguished by originality, independence, fluency and vigour of interpretation and instrumental mastery."
|<ref name="mstislavrostropovich">{{cite web|url=http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/mstislav-rostropovich/|title=Mstislav Rostropovich|publisher=Polar Music Prize|accessdate=3 January 2014}}</ref>
|-
!scope=row| 1996
| {{sortname|Joni|Mitchell}}
| Canada
|style="text-align:left"|
"...In a long career of prolific and many-sided artistry, she has combined the roles of composer, lyric writer, vocal artist and musician with an impressive array of 'first instruments'."
|<ref name="jonimitchell">{{cite web|url=http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/joni-mitchell/|title=Joni Mitchell|publisher=Polar Music Prize|accessdate=3 January 2014}}</ref>
|-
!scope=row| 1996
| {{sortname|Pierre|Boulez}}
| France
|style="text-align:left"|
"...His profound musicality, clear intelligence and unusual farsightedness have enabled him to act in a wider field than the great majority. Thus he has occupied the forefront as composer, interpreter/conductor and eminent theorist, and he has made unique contributions as a debater and source of ideas."
|<ref name="pierreboulez">{{cite web|url=http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/pierre-boulez/|title=Pierre Boulez|publisher=Polar Music Prize|accessdate=3 January 2014}}</ref>
|-
!scope=row| 1997
| {{sortname|Bruce|Springsteen}}
| United States
|style="text-align:left"|
"...for an outstanding career as singer and stage performer."
|<ref name="brucespringsteen">{{cite web|url=http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/bruce-springsteen/|title=Bruce Springsteen|publisher=Polar Music Prize|accessdate=3 January 2014}}</ref>
|-
!scope=row| 1997
| {{sortname|Eric|Ericson}}
| Sweden
|style="text-align:left"|
"...for pioneering achievements as a conductor, teacher, artistic originator and inspirer in Swedish and international choral music."
|<ref name="ericericson">{{cite web|url=http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/eric-ericson/|title=Eric Ericson|publisher=Polar Music Prize|accessdate=3 January 2014}}</ref>
|-
!scope=row| 1998
| {{sortname|Ray|Charles}}
| United States
|style="text-align:left"|
"...one of the leading figures of soul music and an important stylistic innovator with an unusual diversity of musical roots ... a man whose presence, ever since the 1950s, has been perceptible behind generations of innumerable pop musicians and singers."
|<ref name="raycharles">{{cite web|url=http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/ray-charles/|title=Ray Charles|publisher=Polar Music Prize|accessdate=3 January 2014}}</ref>
|-
!scope=row| 1998
| {{sortname|Ravi|Shankar}}
| India
|style="text-align:left"|
"...for nearly six decades of achievement as a brilliant performer and explorer of his country's art music and at the same time a leading representative and communicator to western civilisation of the musical traditions of the Orient."
|<ref name="ravishankar">{{cite web|url=http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/ravi-shankar/|title=Ravi Shankar|publisher=Polar Music Prize|accessdate=3 January 2014}}</ref>
|-
!scope=row| 1999
| {{sortname|Stevie|Wonder}}
| United States
|style="text-align:left"|
"...for a unique career as a singer, composer and stage artist."
|<ref name="steviewonder">{{cite web|url=http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/stevie-wonder/|title=Stevie Wonder|publisher=Polar Music Prize|accessdate=3 January 2014}}</ref>
|-
!scope=row| 1999
| {{sortname|Iannis|Xenakis}}
| Greece
|style="text-align:left"|
"...for a long succession of forceful works, charged with sensitivity, commitment and passion, ... exercising within its various fields an influence which cannot be readily overstated."
|<ref name="iannisxenakis">{{cite web|url=http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/iannis-xenakis/|title=Iannis Xenakis|publisher=Polar Music Prize|accessdate=3 January 2014}}</ref>
|-
!scope=row| 2000
| {{sortname|Bob|Dylan}}
| United States
|style="text-align:left"|
"...his achievements encompass almost four decades of constantly changing modes of creativity, always innovative, but always based on American musical traditions and roots."
|<ref name="bobdylan">{{cite web|url=http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/bob-dylan/|title=Bob Dylan|publisher=Polar Music Prize|accessdate=3 January 2014}}</ref>
|-
!scope=row| 2000
| {{sortname|Isaac|Stern}}
| United States
|style="text-align:left"|
"...for a unique and consummate artistry distinguished by a personal musicianship without compare for over half a century, for his pioneering achievement on behalf of young people the world over, for his patient and energetic commitment to preserving and developing places where music is played, and for his uncompromising attitude concerning the humanistic power of music."
|<ref name="isaacstern">{{cite web|url=http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/isaac-stern/|title=Isaac Stern|publisher=Polar Music Prize|accessdate=3 January 2014}}</ref>
|-
!scope=row| 2001
| {{sortname|Burt|Bacharach}}
| United States
|style="text-align:left"|
"...Bacharach has been a principal player on the international music scene since his debut in the late 1950's, producing a host of timeless classics stemming from his infallible feeling for powerful, memorable and unmistakably personal melodies and for brilliantly designed harmony."
|<ref name="burtbacharach">{{cite web|url=http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/burt-bacharach/|title=Burt Bacharach|publisher=Polar Music Prize|accessdate=3 January 2014}}</ref>
|-
!scope=row| 2001
| {{sortname|Robert|Moog}}
| United States
|style="text-align:left"|
"...for his design of the MiniMoog, the first compact, easy-to-use synthesizer, which paved the way to the realm of electronic sounds that has revolutionised all genres of music during the past half-century."
|<ref name="robertmoog">{{cite web|url=http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/robert-moog/|title=Robert Moog|publisher=Polar Music Prize|accessdate=3 January 2014}}</ref>
|-
!scope=row| 2001
| {{sortname|Karlheinz|Stockhausen}}
| Germany
|style="text-align:left"|
"...for a career as a composer that has been characterized by impeccable integrity and never-ceasing creativity, and for having stood at the forefront of musical development for fifty years."
|<ref name="karlheinzstockhausen">{{cite web|url=http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/karlheinz-stockhausen/|title=Karlheinz Stockhausen|publisher=Polar Music Prize|accessdate=3 January 2014}}</ref>
|-
!scope=row| 2002
| {{sortname|Miriam|Makeba}}
| South Africa
|style="text-align:left"|
"...Miriam Makeba embodied the concept of world music long before the term even existed on the musical map. In the 1960s, her expressive voice drew attention to the musical riches of the African continent."
|<ref name="miriammakeba">{{cite web|url=http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/miriam-makeba/|title=Miriam Makeba|publisher=Polar Music Prize|accessdate=3 January 2014}}</ref>
|-
!scope=row| 2002
| {{sortname|Sofia|Gubaidulina}}
| Russia
|style="text-align:left"|
"...whose intensely expressive and deeply personal musical idiom has the ability to speak to an ever-growing audience of listeners all over the world."
|<ref name="sofiagubaidulina">{{cite web|url=http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/sofia-gubaidulina/|title=Sofia Gubaidulina|publisher=Polar Music Prize|accessdate=3 January 2014}}</ref>
|-
!scope=row| 2003
| {{sortname|Keith|Jarrett}}
| United States
|style="text-align:left"|
"...for his outstanding musical contributions in fields as diverse as classical interpretation and jazz improvisation."
|<ref name="keithjarrett">{{cite web|url=http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/keith-jarrett/|title=Keith Jarrett|publisher=Polar Music Prize|accessdate=3 January 2014}}</ref>
|-
!scope=row| 2004
| [[B.B. King]]
| United States
|style="text-align:left"|
"...for his significant contributions to the blues."
|<ref name="bbking">{{cite web|url=http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/b-b-king/|title=B. B. King|publisher=Polar Music Prize|accessdate=3 January 2014}}</ref>
|-
!scope=row| 2004
| {{sortname|György|Ligeti}}
| Hungary
|style="text-align:left"|
"...for stretching the boundaries of the musically conceivable, from mind-expanding sounds to new astounding processes, in a thoroughly personal style that embodies both inquisitiveness and imagination."
|<ref name="gyoergyligeti">{{cite web|url=http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/gyorgy-ligeti/|title=György Ligeti|publisher=Polar Music Prize|accessdate=3 January 2014}}</ref>
|-
!scope=row| 2005
| {{sortname|Gilberto|Gil}}
| Brazil
|style="text-align:left"|
"...for his unflinching creative engagement in bringing to the world the heart and soul of the rich music of Brazil."
|<ref name="gilbertogil">{{cite web|url=http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/gilberto-gil/|title=Gilberto Gil|publisher=Polar Music Prize|accessdate=3 January 2014}}</ref>
|-
!scope=row| 2005
| {{sortname|Dietrich|Fischer-Dieskau}}
| Germany
|style="text-align:left"|
"...for his unique artistry in every area of classical singing and for his unparalleled achievements as a penetrating and innovative interpreter of art songs in the German language."
|<ref name="dietrichfischer-dieskau">{{cite web|url=http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/dietrich-fischer-dieskau/|title=Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau|publisher=Polar Music Prize|accessdate=3 January 2014}}</ref>
|-
!scope=row| 2006
| [[Led Zeppelin]]
| United Kingdom
|style="text-align:left"|
"...one of the great pioneers of rock."
|<ref name="ledzeppelin">{{cite web|url=http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/led-zeppelin/|title=Led Zeppelin|publisher=Polar Music Prize|accessdate=3 January 2014}}</ref>
|-
!scope=row| 2006
| {{sortname|Valery|Gergiev}}
| Russia
|style="text-align:left"|
"...for the way his unique, electrifying musical skills have deepened and renewed our relationship with the grand tradition; and for how he has managed to develop and amplify the importance of artistic music in these modern, changing times."
|<ref name="valerygergiev">{{cite web|url=http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/valery-gergiev/|title=Valery Gergiev|publisher=Polar Music Prize|accessdate=3 January 2014}}</ref>
|-
!scope=row| 2007
| {{sortname|Sonny|Rollins}}
| United States
|style="text-align:left"|
"...Sonny Rollins has elevated the unaccompanied solo to the highest artistic level&nbsp;– all characterised by a distinctive and powerful sound, irresistible swing and an individual musical sense of humour."
|<ref name="sonnyrollins">{{cite web|url=http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/sonny-rollins/|title=Sonny Rollins|publisher=Polar Music Prize|accessdate=3 January 2014}}</ref>
|-
!scope=row| 2007
| {{sortname|Steve|Reich}}
| United States
|style="text-align:left"|
"...The award recognises his unique ability to use repeats, canon technique and minimal variation of patterns to develop an entire universe of evocative music, endowed with immediate tonal beauty."
|<ref name="stevereich">{{cite web|url=http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/steve-reich/|title=Steve Reich|publisher=Polar Music Prize|accessdate=3 January 2014}}</ref>
|-
!scope=row| 2008
| [[Pink Floyd]]
| United Kingdom
|style="text-align:left"|
"...for their monumental contribution over the decades to the fusion of art and music in the development of popular culture."
|<ref name="pinkfloyd">{{cite web|url=http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/pink-floyd/|title=Pink Floyd|publisher=Polar Music Prize|accessdate=3 January 2014}}</ref>
|-
!scope=row| 2008
| {{sortname|Renée|Fleming}}
| United States
|style="text-align:left"|
"...in recognition of her sublime unparalleled voice and unique stylistic versatility. [People] have been dazzled by the beauty of her soft and natural voice."
|<ref name="reneefleming">{{cite web|url=http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/renee-fleming/?PHPSESSID=2090993adc4fed09e64834f807ee4639|title=Renée Fleming|publisher=Polar Music Prize|accessdate=3 January 2014}}</ref>
|-
!scope=row| 2009
| {{sortname|Peter|Gabriel}}
| United Kingdom
|style="text-align:left"|
"...for his ground-breaking, outward-looking and boundary-busting artistry."
|<ref name="petergabriel">{{cite web|url=http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/peter-gabriel/|title=Peter Gabriel|publisher=Polar Music Prize|accessdate=3 January 2014}}</ref>
|-
!scope=row| 2009
| {{sortname|José Antonio|Abreu}} & [[El Sistema]]
| Venezuela
|style="text-align:left"|
"... Abreu created the music network El Sistema, which has given hundreds of thousands the tools to leave poverty. José Antonio Abreu's successful creation has promoted traditional values, like respect, fellowship and humanity."
|<ref name="joseantonioabreu&elsistema">{{cite web|url=http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/jose-antonio-abreu/|title=José Antonio Abreu and El sistema|publisher=Polar Music Prize|accessdate=3 January 2014}}</ref>
|-
!scope=row| 2010
| [[Björk]]
| Iceland
|style="text-align:left"|
"...With her deeply personal music and lyrics, her precise arrangements and her unique voice, Björk has already made an indelible mark on pop music and modern culture at large [...]."
|<ref name="bjoerk">{{cite web|url=http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/bjork/|title=Björk|publisher=Polar Music Prize|accessdate=3 January 2014}}</ref>
|-
!scope=row| 2010
| {{sortname|Ennio|Morricone}}
| Italy
|style="text-align:left"|
"...Ennio Morricone's congenial compositions and arrangements lift our existence to another plane, making the mundane feel like dramatic scenes in full Cinemascope."
|<ref name="enniomorricone">{{cite web|url=http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/ennio-morricone/|title=Ennio Morricone|publisher=Polar Music Prize|accessdate=3 January 2014}}</ref>
|-
!scope=row| 2011
| [[Kronos Quartet]]
| United States
|style="text-align:left"|
"...For almost 40 years, the Kronos Quartet has been revolutionizing the potential of the string quartet genre when it comes to both style and content."
|<ref name="kronos">{{cite web | url=http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/kronos-quartet/ | title=Kronos Quartet | publisher=Polar Music Prize | accessdate=3 January 2014}}</ref>
|-
!scope=row| 2011
| {{sortname|Patti|Smith}}
| United States
|style="text-align:left"|
"...Patti Smith has demonstrated how much rock'n'roll there is in poetry and how much poetry there is in rock'n'roll."
|<ref name="pattismith">{{cite web | url=http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/patti-smith/ | title=Patti Smith | publisher=Polar Music Prize | accessdate=3 January 2014}}</ref>
|-
!scope=row| 2012
| {{sortname|Paul|Simon}}
| United States
|style="text-align:left"|
"...Nobody else is more deserving of the epithet of "world-class songwriter." For five decades, Paul Simon has built bridges not only over troubled waters but over entire oceans by (re)joining the world's continents with his music."
|<ref name="paulsimon">{{cite web | url=http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/paul-simon/ | title=Paul Simon | publisher=Polar Music Prize | accessdate=3 January 2014}}</ref>
|-
!scope=row| 2012
| [[Yo-Yo Ma]]
| United States
|style="text-align:left"|
"...Yo-Yo Ma has dedicated his virtuosity and his heart to journeys of musical exploration and discovery around the world."
|<ref name="yoyoma">{{cite web | url=http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/yo-yo-ma/ | title=Yo-Yo Ma | publisher=Polar Music Prize | accessdate=3 January 2014}}</ref>
|-
!scope=row| 2013
| [[Youssou N’Dour]]
| Senegal
|style="text-align:left"|
"...Youssou N’Dour is maintaining the griot tradition and has shown that it can also be changed into a narrative about the entire world. ... His voice encompasses an entire continent’s history and future, blood and love, dreams and power."
|<ref name="youssoundour">{{cite web | url=http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/youssou-ndour/ | title=Youssou N’Dour | publisher=Polar Music Prize | accessdate=3 January 2014}}</ref>
|-
!scope=row| 2013
| [[Kaija Saariaho]]
| Finland
|style="text-align:left"|
"...Kaija Saariaho combines acoustic instruments with electronics and computers. She has written chamber music, orchestral works and operas. Kaija Saariaho is a modern maestro who opens up our ears and causes their anvils and stirrups to fall in love."
|<ref name="kaijasaariaho">{{cite web | url=http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/kaija-saariaho/ | title=Kaija Saariaho | publisher=Polar Music Prize | accessdate=3 January 2014}}</ref>
|-
!scope=row| 2014
| [[Chuck Berry]]
| United States
|style="text-align:left"|
"...Chuck Berry was the rock’n’roll pioneer who turned the electric guitar into the main instrument of rock music."
| <ref name=bbc>{{Cite web | url = http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-27321751 | title = Chuck Berry and Peter Sellars named as Polar laureates| date = 8 May 2014 | publisher = BBC News}}</ref><ref name="chuckberry">{{cite web | url=http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/chuck_berry/ | title=Chuck Berry | publisher=Polar Music Prize | accessdate=31 October 2014 | deadurl=yes | archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20140508223242/http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/chuck_berry/ | archivedate=8 May 2014 | df=dmy-all }}</ref>
|-
!scope=row| 2014
| [[Peter Sellars]]
| United States
|style="text-align:left"|
"...Peter Sellars shows us that classical music is not about dusty sheet music and metronomic precision, but that classical music, with its violent power and complexity, has fundamentally always been and will continue to be a way of reflecting and depicting the world."
| <ref name=bbc/><ref name="petersellars">{{cite web | url=http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/peter_sellars/ | title=Peter Sellars | publisher=Polar Music Prize | accessdate=31 October 2014 | deadurl=yes | archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20140509052838/http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/peter_sellars/ | archivedate=9 May 2014 | df=dmy-all }}</ref>
|-
!scope=row| 2015
| [[Emmylou Harris]]
| United States
|style="text-align:left"|
"The music of Emmylou Harris contains the history and topography of the entire American continent."
| <ref name="emmylouharris">{{cite web | url=http://www.polarmusicprize.org/laureates/emmylou-harris/ | title=Emmylou Harris | publisher=Polar Music Prize | accessdate=10 March 2015}}</ref>
|-
!scope=row| 2015
| [[Evelyn Glennie]]
| United Kingdom
|style="text-align:left"|
"Evelyn Glennie shows us that the body is a resonance chamber and that we live in a universe of sound."
| <ref name="evelynglennie">{{cite web | url=http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/evelyn_glennie/ | title=Evelyn Glennie | publisher=Polar Music Prize | accessdate=11 March 2015 | deadurl=yes | archiveurl=https://archive.is/20150311123827/http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/evelyn_glennie/ | archivedate=11 March 2015 | df=dmy-all }}</ref>
|-
!scope=row| 2016
| [[Max Martin]]
| Sweden
|style="text-align:left"|
"In the last 20 years, no composer in the world has written melodies as sustainable or as widespread as those of Max Martin"
| <ref name="maxmartin">{{cite web | url=http://www.polarmusicprize.org/wordpress3/laureates/max-martin/ | title=Max Martin | publisher=Polar Music Prize | accessdate=10 February 2016 | deadurl=yes | archiveurl=https://archive.is/20160327063826/http://www.polarmusicprize.org/wordpress3/laureates/max-martin/ | archivedate=27 March 2016 | df=dmy-all }}</ref>
|-
!scope=row| 2016
| [[Cecilia Bartoli]]
| Italy
|style="text-align:left"|
"Cecilia Bartoli adds new chapters to the history of music, builds bridges between centuries and deepens our understanding of Europe’s cultural heritage"
| <ref name="ceciliabartoli">{{cite web | url=http://www.polarmusicprize.org/wordpress3/laureates/cecilia-bartoli/ | title=Cecilia Bartoli | publisher=Polar Music Prize | accessdate=10 February 2016 | deadurl=yes | archiveurl=https://archive.is/20160327063726/http://www.polarmusicprize.org/wordpress3/laureates/cecilia-bartoli/ | archivedate=27 March 2016 | df=dmy-all }}</ref>
|-
!scope=row| 2017
| [[Sting (musician)|Sting]]
| United Kingdom
|style="text-align:left"|
"As a composer, Sting has combined classic pop with virtuoso musicianship and an openness to all genres and sounds from around the world."
| <ref name="sting">{{cite web | url=http://polarmusicprize.org/announcement/ | title=Sting | publisher=Polar Music Prize | accessdate=7 February 2017}}</ref>
|-
!scope=row| 2017
| [[Wayne Shorter]]
| United States
|style="text-align:left"|
"[...]he has written a number of the most enduring compositions in the history of jazz. Without the musical explorations of Wayne Shorter, modern music would not have drilled so deep."
| <ref name="wayneshorter">{{cite web | url=http://polarmusicprize.org/announcement/ | title=Wayne Shorter | publisher=Polar Music Prize | accessdate=7 February 2017}}</ref>
|-
!scope=row| 2018
| [[Afghanistan National Institute of Music]] and [[Ahmad Naser Sarmast|Ahmad Sarmast]]
| Afghanistan
|style="text-align:left"|
"...in recognition of how this inspirational organization has used the power of music to transform young people’s lives."
| <ref name="ANIM">{{cite web | url=http://polarmusicprize.org/announcement | title=Afghanistan National Institute of Music | publisher=Polar Music Prize | accessdate=15 February 2018}}</ref>
|-
!scope=row| 2018
| [[Metallica]]
| United States
|style="text-align:left"|
"Not since Wagner’s emotional turmoil and Tchaikovsky’s cannons has anyone created music that is so physical and furious, and yet still so accessible."
|<ref name="Metallica">{{cite web | url=http://polarmusicprize.org/announcement | title=Metallica | publisher=Polar Music Prize | accessdate=15 February 2018}}</ref>
|}
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== References ==
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== External links ==
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