In November 2011 Benjamin Staern was awarded Contemporary Award of the Year - chamber music/smaller ensemble at The Swedish Music Publishers Association's Annual Music Publisher's Award, for his chamber symphony Bells and Waves.
Winner of The Swedish Music Publishers Association's (SMFF) Annual Music Publisher's Award: The 2011 most important work ~ chamber music/smaller ensemble ~ is Benjamin Staern's chamber symphony Bells and Waves for 11 instruments.
Bells and Waves was commissioned by New European Ensemble and had it's premiere exactly one year before this award ceremony. Composer Benjamin Staern was very happy when he entered the stage to receive the award from the hands of Linda Lampenius.
The video clip is from the ceremony, you can activate YouTube's subtitle function to see subtitles in English.