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Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards 2006
The 2006 Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards were announced at a ceremony in London on Tuesday 9 May.

The awards are broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on Wednesday 10 May. The 2006 award winners are as follows: 

Listen to Armando Iannucci's keynote speech at the RPS Music Awards

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The Winners:
The annual RPS Music Awards are the UK's most prestigious recognition of achievement in the field of live classical music. Awards, in twelve categories, are decided by independent panels consisting of some of the music industry's most distinguished practitioners. The awards honour musicians, composers, writers, broadcasters and inspirational arts organisations. The list of previous winners reads like a Who's Who of classical music.

Marin Alsop
BBC Radio 3 Listeners' Award - Marin Alsop

Urban Skyline
Audience Development - London Sinfonietta's Connectors

Leopold String Trio
Chamber Music - Leopold String Trio

James Dillon
Chamber-scale Composition - James Dillon's Fourth Quartet

Iannis Xenakis
Concert Series and Festivals - Xenakis: Architect in Sound

Mark Elder
Conductor - Mark Elder

A Bach Christmas
Creative Communications - A Bach Christmas

Spitalfields
Education - Spitalfields Festival

I Fagiolini
Ensemble - I Fagiolini

Anthony Marwood
Instrumentalist - Anthony Marwood

Julian Anderson
Large-scale Composition - Julian Anderson - The Book of Hours

Alban Berg
Opera and Music Theatre - Welsh National Opera for Wozzeck

Joyce DiDonato
Singer - Joyce DiDonato

Andrew Kennedy
Young Artist - Andrew Kennedy

Full details of the awards and citations are available at:
Royal Philharmonic Society Awards
 
The annual RPS Music Awards are now regarded as the UK's most prestigious recognition of achievement in the field of classical music.

The annual RPS Music Awards are governed by the Society's guiding principles of Excellence, Creativity and Understanding and are now regarded as the UK's most prestigious recognition of achievement in the field of classical music. Awards are decided by independent panels consisting of some of the music industry's most distinguished practitioners. The awards honour a broad sweep of musicians, composers, writers, broadcasters and inspirational arts organisations. There is no restriction on nationality, but the awards are for achievements within the United Kingdom.

The Radio 3 Listeners Award was instituted in 2003, and the first winner was Angela Hewitt ; the 2004 winner was Sir Thomas Allen and last year's winner was Sir Charles Mackerras .

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