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
Born in Serbia
Charles Simic (1938-2023) receives the Vilcek Prize in Literature for his original and surreal poetry that activates a range of subjects from inanimate objects to contemporary art and philosophy.
2011 Vilcek Prize in Literature