Born in Benin
Angélique Kidjo receives the Vilcek Prize in Music in recognition of her exceptional range as a singer songwriter, and for her creative leadership in bringing African Music to the global stage through her albums and collaborations.
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 United Kingdom
James “JHart” Abrahart receives the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Contemporary Music for his diverse songwriting for renowned pop, hip-hop, and R&B artists.
2013 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Contemporary Music