OPETH // MIKAEL AKERFELDT RECIEVES SCHOLARSHIP & DIPLOMA!
Posted on December 17, 2013
Opeth's Mikael Åkerfeldt has been awarded a SKAP (Swedish composers and lyricists) scholarship and diploma at an intimate event in the south side of Stockholm. SKAP deliver scholarships to Swedish musicians who they feel have contributed to Swedish music and culture. This year Mikael was awarded an exclusive scholarship for his services to the Swedish and international music scene.
The Opeth frontman had this to say about the recognition, "I'm quite honoured to receive this. Apparently you can't apply for this scholarship, a board of legendary musicians decide that you're the right person for this award. I had never even heard of SKAP before they contacted me. I'm happy and surprised there's some focus on heavy Swedish music and genuinely chuffed that they focused in on me. Through time I've been handed some awards and whatnot, but this one resonates more in me personally. No glitz and glamour, just some appreciation for what we and I do musically. It's well appreciated!"