RPS Music Awards

RPS Music Awards

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Shortlists have been announced for the 20th Royal Philharmonic Society Music
, the UK’s most prestigious accolade for live classical music making.
Winners of the 20th RPS Music Awards will be announced on Tuesday May 12 at the
Dorchester Hotel, with a special RPS Music Awards programme broadcast on BBC
Radio 3 at 7pm on Wednesday May 13.

Music Sales works on the Shortlists are:

Large-Scale Composition
Simon Holt: a table of noises

Opera and Music Theatre
Barbican: Present Voices – operas by
Glass, Golijov
and Saariaho

RPS Music Awards on BBC Radio 3
Following the announcement of the shortlists for the 20th RPS Music Awards in Radio
3's In Tune, the work of those shortlisted artists is featured across the schedule. From
May 4 the station marks 20 years of the RPS Music Awards in Performance on 3
featuring the pick of performances from past winners culminating with this year's awards
ceremony broadcast on Wednesday 13 May at 7pm.

Graham Sheffield, Royal Philharmonic Society Chairman comments:
“Over the two decades of the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards, their
significance has increased year by year. I believe this is the result of their integrity, their
independence and their unique capacity unerringly to uncover outstanding young talent
way ahead of the game, to seek out the rare and unusual from across the UK, and to
recognise true excellence and innovation. The result is a valuable and sometimes
provocative snapshot of the best of live classical music in the UK across a wide
spectrum of work from 2008. “

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