06.07.2023 | Latest

“Bayerischer Staatspreis” for Manfred Eicher

Manfred Eicher has been awarded the “Bayerischer Staatspreis” – a state award – in honor of his musical achievements. According to the jury it is “with visionary energy, tireless creative power and a sure feeling for individual sound aesthetics, that he has helped shape the course of jazz worldwide over 50 years”. Eicher was given the award by Minister of State for Science and Art Markus Blume at a ceremony held at the historical Cuvilliés Theatre in Munich yesterday, on 5 July.