CREMONA MUSIC AWARD, “Communication” category – Prize winner: Norman Lebrecht

Cultural commentator and award-winning novelist, Normann Lebrecht has written 12 books about music which have been translated into 17 languages: the latest is “Why Maler?” a radical interpretation of the most influential composer of modern times that will soon become a film. A collection of Lebrecht articles was published in China in 2012, the first anthology of this type by a western cultural journalist. A Lebrecht piece appears every month in Standpoint, the famous cultural magazine, and he collaborates with the Sinfini website. Slipped disc, his blog, has become the world’s most-read cultural news site with over one million readers every month. Norman Lebrecht teaches at leading cultural institutions and universities.

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