Delightful news, which I happily acknowledge,
amidst this period of intense writing. I’m awarded the
George Butterworth Prize!

To be more precise: the work that won the prize was MORDACIOUS LIPS, TO DUST written for the ensemble EXAUDI in 2015, as part of the Soundandmusic portfolio.

The jury mentioned that they were

“impressed by the beauty and pacing of the work and the skill demonstrated in the handling of the material”

http://www.soundandmusic.org/projects/news-pia-palme-wins-george-butterworth-prize