Composer, performer, curator
Born in China
Du Yun receives the Vilcek Prize in Music for her open approach to composition, which subverts the boundaries of traditional classical music by incorporating influences from punk, electronic, experimental music, and for the virtuosity of her Pulitzer Prize–winning opera, Angel’s Bone.
2023 Vilcek Prize in Music
Juan Pablo Contreras
Composer and conductor
Born in Mexico
Juan Pablo Contreras receives the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Music for his work as a composer and conductor of orchestral music that draws on his Mexican heritage, and for his leadership in founding the Orquesta Latino Mexicana.
2023 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Music
Born in France
Yo-Yo Ma receives the Vilcek Prize for Contemporary Music for his superb artistry as a master cellist and his daring versatility that spans genres as diverse as tango, bluegrass, and the folk music of China, Japan, and Central Asia.
2013 Vilcek Prize in Contemporary Music