Russian-born American composer Lera Auerbach was awarded the 2005 Hindemith Prize. An eight-member jury made the unanimous decision. The annual award, consisting of 20,000 Euros is presented during the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival at a ceremony that will take place tomorrow at Reinbek Castle. Previous winners include Thomas Adès, Matthias Pintscher, Rebecca Saunders, and Jörg Widmann.
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