British Baroque violin specialist Simon Standage has been awarded the Telemann Prize by the city of Magdeburg in Germany. As soloist–director of Collegium Musicum 90, Standage made ten recordings of Telemann's music for Chandos in the 1990s. The award of the Telemann Prize, worth 2,500 euros, was announced at the launch of this year's Telemann Festival in Magdeburg, the city where the composer was born in 1681.