Annelies Van Parys recieves the Klara for Best Composer and for Music Personality of 2018

On Friday, March 22, 2019, The Klara’s - Classical Music Awards were awarded for the 9th time. 
Annelies Van Parys received The Klara for Best Composer ánd Music Personality of 2018 from Klara manager Chantal Pattyn.

De Klara’s are the prizes for all those who have been noticed in classical music, jazz and world music in 2018. With the support of Sabam for Culture and Flemish Minister of Culture, Media, Youth and Brussels Sven Gatz and some record labels.

For the second time, Klara, the Klara Festival and Flagey worked together to make the presentation of the Klara’s a festive moment. BOZAR, Concertgebouw Brugge and deSingel, partners of Klara and Klara Festival contributed to this unique networking evening for music and the music sector. PIAS and OUTHERE also supported this edition.

From the jury report: Which other artist could match this: In one year at least four significant premières including "A War Requiem" as the official closing moment for the 14-18 commemoration ... The music was confronting, it was ruthless and spectacular. In every single note ...
She wrote the chamber opera "Usher" upon the request of the Deutsche Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin and Folkoperan Stockholm. Van Parys always knows how to charm. Her music touches all your senses. Annelies Van Parys is a composer and artist that you can’t get around any more, she is the music personality of the year.