New York, NY, January 13, 2014: The ASCAP Foundation President, Paul Williams, is pleased to announce that Matthew Peterson has been named recipient of the 34th annual ASCAP Foundation Rudolf Nissim Prize. The Prize was awarded for Hyperborea, an 11-minute work for orchestra. Selected from nearly 270 entries, the Nissim Prize honors the memory of Dr. Rudolf Nissim and his dedication to ASCAP’s Concert Composers by hosting this annual competition, for which a panel of conductors awards a prize of $5,000 to the best score submitted.

Dr. Rudolf Nissim, former head of ASCAP's International Department and a devoted friend of composers, established this annual prize through a bequest to The ASCAP Foundation. The Prize is presented annually to an ASCAP concert composer for a work requiring a conductor that has not been performed professionally. A jury of conductors selects the winning score.

Official press release HERE