May 10, 2017

Composer Philip Venables wins Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award

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The opera is based on the play by Sarah Kane, and was staged by the Royal Opera and the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith. It was described by the jury as “arrestingly relevant, uncomfortable yet gripping”. The work was also shortlisted for the Opera & Music Theatre Award and was nominated for an Olivier Award in 2016, under the Best New Opera category.

We supported him through our work with London Sinfonietta, the Blue Touch Paper programme, and also through our work with Mahogany Opera Group.

The RPS Music Awards are the highest recognition for live classical music-making in the United Kingdom and reflect excellence, creativity and understanding. These independent awards were set up in 1989 to celebrate the outstanding musical achievements of both young and established, British and International, musicians.

This year’s awards, presented in association with BBC Radio 3, celebrated the unique experience of live music-making and outstanding musical achievement across the UK, with award winners chosen by independent juries of leading music practitioners from hundreds of nominations nationwide.