|Graham Vick (right) presented with Honorary Membership of the Royal Philharmonic Society by John Gilhooly (left)|
at the RPS Music Awards, 10 May. photo credit - Simon Jay Price
|Katy Whitley & Chris Stark of Multi-Story, winner of the |
RPS Music Award for Audiences and Engagement
photo credit Simon Jay Price
Also taking music out of its usual venue is Multi-Story who received the RPS Music Award for Audiences and Engagement for its concert season in the Bold Tendencies car park in Peckham. And Michael Church collected the RPS Music Award for Creative Communication for the book The Other Classical Musics (Boydell Press) which he edited, presenting a range of different classical musics from various traditions.
Young artists and learning were also at the forefront, with pianist Clare Hammond (whose 2015 schedule included world premiere performances and her film debut as the younger incarnation of Maggie Smith’s character, Miss Shepherd, in The Lady in the Van) taking the RPS Music Award for Young Artists with the jury commending her support for contemporary repertoire. The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain took the Ensemble aware for its 'campaign to engage hundreds more teenagers with the orchestra', and Tri-borough Music Hub won the Learning and Participation Award for a retelling of the Persephone Myth, Seven Seeds, (music John Barber; libretto Hazel Gould) which involved 1200 young singers and performers from three London boroughs alongside several leading ensembles.
Other awards including Daniil Trifonov (Instrumentalist), Sakari Oramo (Conductor), Roderick Williams (Singer), Glyndebourne Festival Opera (Opera and Music Theatre for Barry Kosky’s 'brilliantly imaginative' staging of Handel’s Saul), Carducci String Quartet (Chamber Music and Song for its complete cycle of Shostakovich quartets), Julian Anderson and Luca Francesconi won the two Composition prizes and Kings Place took the RPS Music Award for Concert Series and Festivals for its Minimalism Unwrapped series.
There was a special awards programme on BBC Radio 3 on 11 May, and this is now available on BBC iPlayer.
RPS MUSIC AWARDS - THE WINNERS
Audiences and Engagement – Multi-Story
Chamber Music and Song – Carducci String Quartet
Chamber-Scale Composition – Julian Anderson – Van Gogh Blue
Concert Series and Festivals – Kings Place: Minimalism Unwrapped
Conductor – Sakari Oramo
Creative Communication – The Other Classical Musics (Boydell Press, edited by Michael Church) Ensemble – National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
Instrumentalist – Daniil Trifonov
Large-Scale Composition - Luca Francesconi – Duende: The Dark Notes
Learning and Participation – Tri-borough Music Hub – Seven Seeds
Opera and Music Theatre – Glyndebourne Festival Opera – Saul
Singer – Roderick Williams
Young Artists – Clare Hammond
Honorary Member of the Royal Philharmonic Society – Graham Vick
Full details from the RPS website.
Elsewhere on this blog:
- Strength, discipline & delicacy: Alexandra Dariescu, Fabien Gabel and RPO - concert review
- Adelina Patti, hurdy-gurdies & a Scots dance band: How to be HIP at Kings Place - feature article
- Beethoven, Dvorak & a constellation: Trio Celeste - CD review
- Strongly characterised: new music by Reiko Füting - CD review
- Intimate charm: Handel's Acis and Galatea - Concert review
- Impressive achievement, vibrant sound: Elgar's Symphony No. 1 from Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra and members of WNO Orchesta, conductor George Jackson - concert review
- The delight of having both: Mendelssohn & Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream at Middle Temple Hall - theatre review
- Much to admire: ENO season launch - new article
- Finely sung: Folk song of the British Isles from the Armonico Consort - CD review
- Engaging enchantment: Ensemble Pygmalion's Rheinmädchen - CD review
- Highly engaging: The Sixteen in Monteverdi's 1650 collection - CD review
- Remarkable rediscovery: Classical Opera in Jommelli's Il Vologeso - Opera review