- Andrew Norman announced composer of the year
- Kaske Foundation prize to Georges Aperghis
- Mayke Nas appointed as "Composer of the Homeland"
- Sound track prize goes to Marco Valerio Antonini
- Christina Kubisch, Peter Kutin win radio drama prize
- Highest Salzburg Art Prize to Gerhard E. Winkler
- Solothurn Art Prize for Urs Joseph Flury
- Weimar Prize 2016 to Alan Bern