The birthday celebration took place in a sunny Svenstad. Flag raising, birthday cake and singing gilded the day!
Today, President of Birgit Nilsson Stiftelsen Susanne Rydén, also announced that the Birgit Nilsson Prize 2022 will be awarded to the cellist Yo-Yo Ma. With 1 million US dollars, the prize is the largest award in classical music and is awarded to artists or institutions that are of great importance to international music life. Yo-Yo Ma is the first instrumentalist to be awarded the prize, which will be presented by King Carl XVI Gustaf at a ceremony in the Stockholm Concert Hall on 18 October 2022.