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Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards 2007
RPS Music Awards 2007
The 2007 Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards winners were announced at the Dorchester Hotel, London on Tuesday 8 May. 

The 2007 winners, in each category, are highlighted below. Winners are decided by category committees of RPS members. 


Nicholas Hytner
Awards keynote address
Keynote address given by Nicholas Hytner, director of the National Theatre. (10 mins)
Listen to the speech

The complete shortlists, with award-winners
The annual RPS Music Awards are the UK’s most prestigious recognition of achievement in the field of live classical music. Awards, in thirteen categories, are decided by independent panels consisting of some of the music industry’s most distinguished practitioners, with a further award decided by the listeners of BBC Radio 3. 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. This year the awards celebrate the achievements of artists, ensembles and arts organisations for the calendar year 2006.
 
Full details of the winners are available at:
Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards

Miah Persson
BBC Radio 3 Listeners' Award
Colin Davis
Paul Lewis
Mark Padmore
Miah Persson - WINNER

Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards 2007
Audience Development
East Neuk Festival - WINNER
PLAY. Orchestra
The Night Shift (OAE)

Dante Quartet
Chamber Music
Dante Quartet - WINNER 
Royal Quartet
Smith Quartet with John Tilbury (Huddersfield Residency)

Richard Causton
Chamber-scale Composition
Richard Causton: Phoenix - WINNER 
Brian Ferneyhough Fifth String Quartet
Claudia Molitor ach du kleines Kabinett

Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards 2007
Concert Series and Festivals
BMIC Cutting Edge
Fuse Leeds
The Spitalfields Festival (winter and summer) - WINNER

Vladimir Jurowski
Conductor
Valery Gergiev
Vladimir Jurowski - WINNER 
Oliver Knussen

Patrick Carnegy
Creative Communications
Patrick Carnegy: Wagner and the Art of Theatre (Yale University Press) - WINNER 
Howard Goodall: How Music Works (Tiger Aspect for Channel 4)

Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards 2007
Education
A Picture of Me (Music in Prisons)
Orchestra in a Village
PLAY.Orchestra - WINNER

Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards 2007
Ensemble
Britten Sinfonia - WINNER 
Exaudi Vocal Ensemble
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Michael Collins
Instrumentalist
Michael Collins - WINNER 
Nicholas Daniel
Stephen Hough
András Schiff

Jonathan Harvey. Photo: Maurice Foxhall
Large-scale Composition
Luke Bedford: or voit tout en aventure
Jonathan Harvey: …towards a pure land - WINNER
Steve Reich: Daniel Variations

Opera North: Peter Grimes
Opera and Music Theatre
Opera North: Peter Grimes - WINNER 
Birmingham Opera Company: He Had it Coming
The Royal Opera: The Marriage of Figaro
The Young Vic for Tobias and the Angel and the Young Vic
The Opera Group for The Enchanted Pig

John Mark Ainsley
Singer
John Mark Ainsley - WINNER 
Jonas Kaufmann
Roderick Williams

Kate Royal
Young Artist
Gustavo Dudamel
Vasily Petrenko
Kate Royal- WINNER
Elizabeth Watts

Full details of the winners are available at:
Royal Philharmonic Society Music 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. Here is the list of wiinners to date:
2003 - Angela Hewitt
2004 - Sir Thomas Allen
2005 - Sir Charles Mackerras
2006 - Marin Alsop
2007 - Miah Persson
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