Armin van Buuren awarded with Gouden Harp

Armin van Buuren awarded with Gouden Harp

March 4th, 2010

Champagne for everyone – cause Armin van Buuren has been distinguished with a Gouden Harp award, the highest distinction a Dutch artist can get! Last night, during the Buma Harpen Gala, the DJ/producer received the important prize.

Candy Dulfer, saxophonist and Gouden Harp-winner of 2008, presented the much wanted oeuvre-prize to Armin. The Gouden Harp (‘Golden Harp’ in English) is an award for music composers and artists that made an extraordinary contribution to Dutch music. Some of the previous winners are Krezip, Within Temptation and Ilse DeLange, artists with who Armin has collaborated with. After the presentation, Armin gave a performance with VanVelzen and Within Tempation lead singer Sharon den Adel, supported by the Metropole Orchestra.

The Gouden Harp, that’s been awarded since 1962, is part of the Buma Harpen Gala. The Gala is an initiative of Buma Cultuur, founded by Buma/Stemra; the institution that takes care of the interests of music authors in the Netherlands. Buma Cultuur plays a big part in the promotion of Dutch music in and outside of The Netherlands.

For more info on the Gouden Harp prize, check the Buma Cultuur website.