The Government’s prize for extraordinary services to Swedish music exports in 2017 was awarded to the artist and songwriter Noonie Bao.
The Government’s 2017 Special Prize for long-standing contributions to Swedish music exports was awarded to the world-class conductor Herbert Blomstedt.
"Sweden continues its tradition of delivering world-class songwriters. I'm especially pleased to see Noonie Bao breaking new ground and helping to spread a positive image of Sweden as a gender-equal, creative and innovative country," says Minister for EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde.
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