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Anne-Sophie Mutter will be awarded the Polar Music Prize. The German violinist is one of three laureates for 2019, along with hip hop DJ Grandmaster Flash and the Playing For Change Foundation. Mutter was announced today for the annual award administered by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.

The prize, which includes 1m Swedish Krona (c. £86,000/$110,000) for each winner, is usually awarded to one classical and one pop musician each year. The awards will be presented at a ceremony in Stockholm on 11 June which will be broadcast live on TV4 at 8pm CET, and aslo throughout Europe on the channel's streaming service. Mutter said: ‘It is a huge honour to be in this illustrious group of musicians who have received the Polar Music Prize. I'm deeply honoured and humbled and I can't wait to come to Stockholm and meet the other recipients.'

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