The Swedish Music Publishers Association (Musikförläggarna) has awarded Karin Rehnqvist their special prize 2017.

Motivation of the jury:

She is our bridge from the whispers of the poets to the call of the cattle girl, our path from the dawn of story to the tonalities of today. She is our link to our heritage, to our folk music and its distinctive voices, who fearlessly outlines the music of the future in retrograde figures and robes it in dazzling light or devastating darkness.
The 2017 Swedish Music Publishers Association Special Prize goes to composer Karin Rehnqvist.


– I see this as a great encouragement to keep finding new sounds and ways of moving people through music. Composing is demanding. This gives me courage and strength, Karin says.

Karin Rehnqvist receives the prize at a gala Friday 10 November at Berns Salonger in the heart of Stockholm.


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