Instead, they will be held in September and October 2021, the organizer says. « This decision reflects the widely-held concern that the current indications are that it is likely that the world will still be in turmoil in September and October as a result of the pandemic. In these circumstances, the Japan Art Association does not feel that it would be appropriate to gather their International Advisors, laureates and distinguished guests in Tokyo; everyone’s safety is of paramount importance. »
The music award was given last year to violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter.