Shortlisted nominations for the RPS Music Awards, presented in association with BBC Radio 3, have been announced.
The Awards are the highest recognition for live classical music in the UK during 2012.
The best of British features alongside leading international artists, reflecting the UK’s global reputation as a ‘powerhouse’ of live classical music. The lists reflect the strength of music making nationwide, the impact of the London 2012 Festival, and a glorious year for contemporary music, with new music featuring widely across the shortlists.
John Gilhooly Royal Philharmonic Society Chairman comments:
“2012 was a truly outstanding year for live classical music in the UK. The commitment, talent and boldness reflected in music, whether in our finest concert halls and opera houses, or in our streets and communities, should make those who ask ‘do the arts really matter?’ think twice.”
The RPS Music Awards are independent and peer-judged. The winners will be announced at the Dorchester Hotel on 14 May 2013.