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
Born in Iran
Pardis Sabeti receives the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science for developing cutting-edge genome sequencing and bioinformatics tools to trace the origin and spread of deadly infectious diseases, including Ebola and Lassa fever, among others.
2014 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science
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