Award ceremonies

Award ceremony of the Swiss Music Prize 2019

The award ceremony of the Swiss Music Prize took place on 20 September 2019 at the Kunstmuseum Basel. In the presence of Federal Council Alain Berset, the duo Cod.Act - André & Michel Décosterd received the the Swiss Grand Award for Music 2019. The two brothers deal with the interactions between sound, image and space and renew the perception of contemporary music. Another fourteen musicians or ensembles have been awarded a Swiss Music Prize. The award ceremony was part  of the ZeitRäume Basel - Biennale for New Music and Architecture and was dedicated to the interdisciplinarity and diversity of the music genres.

During the event, several of the award-winning musicians performed, among them:

Béatrice Graf
Solo drum performance

Ils Fränzlis da Tschlin
Engadine music between tradition and innovation

Björn Meyer
Poetic music for solo bass

Kammerorchester Basel
Under the direction of Giovanni Antonini, the orchestra played the overture to W.A. Mozart's Don Giovanni.

Swiss Grand Award for Music 2019: Cod.Act – André and Michel Décosterd
Cycloïd-E: On the occasion of the award ceremony, the kinetic sound sculpture was on display at the Kunstmuseum Basel.


Award ceremonies swiss music prize 2018

On 13 September 2018, the Swiss Music Prize 2018 was awarded at the Casino de Montbenon in Lausanne. In the presence of Federal Council Ignazio Cassis, the Federal Office of Culture honoured jazz pioneer Irène Schweizer with the Swiss Grand Award for Music 2018. A further 14 musicians or ensembles were awarded a Swiss Music Prize. The award ceremony was part of the Label Suisse festival.

At the award ceremony, the creation "Orchestra, Orchestra, Orchestra" curated by Martin Schütz, Hans Koch and Daniel Fontana (Bad Bonn) was presented. More than ten winners of the Swiss Music Awards 2014 to 2018 were on stage together, among them:

- Noldi Alder (violin, dulcimer, vocals),
- Pierre Audétat (keyboard, samples),
- Christophe Calpini (Percussion)
- Sylvie Courvoisier (piano)
- Jacques Demierre (spinet)
- Hans Koch (musical director, clarinet)
- Joke Lanz (Turntables)
- Barbara Lehnhoff (vocals, keyboard)
- Marcel Oetiker (Schwyzerörgeli)
- Julian Sartorius (musical direction, percussion)
- Martin Schütz (musical director, violoncello)
- Franz Treichler (vocals, guitar, electronics)


Award ceremonies swiss music prize 2017

The best moments of the award ceremony of the Swiss Music Prize on 22. September 2017


Award ceremonies swiss music prize 2016

The best moments of the award ceremony of the Swiss Music Prize on 15. September 2016


Award ceremonies swiss music prize 2015

The best moments of the award ceremony of the Swiss Music Prize on 11. September 2015


Award ceremonies swiss music prize 2014

The best moments of the award ceremony of the Swiss Music Prize on 20.September 2014