The Swiss Grand Award for Music 2016 has been presented to Sophie Hunger at a ceremony held this Thursday in Lausanne in the presence of Federal Councillor Alain Berset. Chosen from among 15 nominees by the Federal Music Jury, she receives the sum of CHF 100,000. She will be appearing in concert on 16 September at the Place Centrale in Lausanne as part of the Label Suisse festival.
This year, the Federal Office of Culture (FOC) is awarding the first ever Swiss Music Prize. The 15 nominees are musicians from throughout Switzerland representing a variety of musical genres. The Swiss Music Prize 2014 will be presented to the winner by Federal Councillor Alain Berset on 19 September as part of the Label Suisse festival in Lausanne. It carries prize money of CHF 100,000.