Singer, composer, producer
Born in Saudi Arabia
Arooj Aftab receives the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Music for her evocative songs and compositions that incorporate a range of influences from semi-classical Pakistani music and Urdu poetry, to jazz harmonies and experimental music.
2023 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Music
Born in Germany
Mike Nichols (1931-2014) receives the Vilcek Prize in Filmmaking for his groundbreaking work in improvisational comedy, theater, and film.
2009 Vilcek Prize in Filmmaking