Among the shortlist are: Southbank Sinfonia, who we are currently supporting through their #ConcertLab progamme; composer Mark Simpson, who we supported through the Aldeburgh Music Jerwood Opera Writing Fellowships in 2012 and are currently supportng through the PRS New Music Biennial; singer Allan Clayton who was involved in Insomnia, Aurora Orchestra’s New Moves Commission; and composer Phillip Venables who we supported through London Sinfonietta’s Blue Touch Paper programme and also through Mahogany Opera Group.
Southbank Sinfonia have been shortlisted for the Ensemble Award; Mark Simpson for the Chamber-Scale Composition Award; Allan Clayton for the Singer Award; and Phillip Venables for the Large-Scale Composition Award.
The RPS Music Awards will be announced and presented in May at a dinner by a musician of international renown.BBC Radio 3, will be covering the Awards including a full length programme on the winners.
The Royal Philharmonic Society has been at the heart of music for over 200 years and is dedicated to creating a future for music. It is one of the world’s oldest music societies and has a thriving membership. The RPS is a registered UK Charity. The Awards are peer-judged, each category is decided by an eminent jury from the music profession. The list of winners since 1989 reads as a roll call of the finest living musician, and the awards honor a broad sweep of live music making including categories for performers, composers, inspirational arts organisations learning, participation and engagement. There is no restriction on the nationality of recipients, but the awards are for achievements within the United Kingdom.