Asian award music
The Straits Times
Choreographer and artistic director, Akram Khan Company.
The Ensemble is working to create an artistic rapprochement between local classical maqom traditions and languages of contemporary music.
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Full biographies of Master Jury members are available here.
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Full biographies of laureates and finalists are available here.
Founding member and first violinist, Kronos Quartet; Salima Hashmi:
Farhod Halimov, a singer, multi-instrumentalist, and composer from Samarkand, Uzbekistan who is preserving the traditional classical song repertoire of Samarkand; and The Gurminj Museum Asian award music Musical Instruments, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, which is working to preserve and revitalise the musical heritage of Central Asian peoples and cultures, in particular, the Pamiri Ismaili musical culture of Tajikistan.
Sam Pickens info akdn.