Péter Eötvös Awarded 2024 Kossuth Grand Prize

By Francisco Salazar

Composer, conductor, and pedagogue Péter Eötvös has been awarded the 2024 Kossuth Grand Prize.

The prize was awarded to Eötvös for his exceptional contribution and services to music. The award was presented by the President of Hungary, Tamás Sulyok.

Throughout his career, the composer has created such works as “Valuska,” “Senza sangue,” “Lady Sarashina,” “Three Sisters,” and “Harakiri,” among others.

The Kossuth Prize, named after the Hungarian politician and revolutionist Lajos Kossuth, was established in 1936 by the Hungarian National Assembly to acknowledge outstanding personal and group achievements in the fields of science, culture, and the arts. It is the most prestigious cultural award in Hungary. Previous winner include Sylvia Sass, Ildikó Komlósi, and Éva Marton.