Peter Gabriel Awarded Polar Music Prize
Peter Gabriel, who founded Genesis the rock group, and Jose Antonio Abreu, Venezuelan composer, are sharing the Polar Music Prize this year.
On Monday the two musicians received 1 million kroner (or $143,000) awards during a ceremony held in Stockholm. They both said they’d love to work together.
Before the ceremony Abreu told reporters that he had invited Peter Gabriel to visit Venezuela. He also said the award reaffirmed his commitment for working with El Sistema, a children’s music network. Gabriel praised the work of Abreu and said he was very honored to receive the award.
Usually the Polar Music Prize is split between classical musicians and pop artists.