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Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards 2008
RPS Music Awards
The Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards, in association with BBC
Radio 3
The 2008 Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards winners 
were announced at the Dorchester Hotel, London on Thursday 15 May. The 
ceremony is broadcast in
Performance on 3 at 7pm on 16 May. 

Shortlisted nominations are listed below, with the 2008 winners in each category highlighted.


About the RPS Music Awards
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 2007.
 
Full details of the winners, and citations, are available at:
Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards

Christine Brewer
BBC Radio 3 Listeners' Award
Christine Brewer (soprano)

BOC artistic director Graham Vick
Audience Development
In partnership with Classic FM
Birmingham Opera Company: La Traviata
RLPO: Second Life Performance

Prussia Cove Artistic Director Steven Isserlis
Chamber Music
Donated by David W Bowerman CBE
Carducci Quartet
International Musicians Seminar, Prussia Cove
Maria Joao Pires and Friends Schubert Residency (Wigmore Hall)

Rebecca Saunders
Chamber-scale Composition
Gerald Barry: Lisbon
Diana Burrell: Paragraph
Rebecca Saunders: Stirrings Still

Manchester International Cello Festival - Artistic Director Ralph Kirshbaum
Concert Series and Festivals
Lichfield Festival
RNCM Manchester International Cello Festival
New Crowned Hope (Barbican)
Korn/Ferry Opera Holland Park

Edward Gardner
Conductor
Stephane Deneve
Edward Gardner
Vasily Petrenko
John Wilson

Festival of Britain - the Skylon
Creative Communications
Sponsored by The Guardian
George Caird: Britten: Six Metamorphoses After Ovid Op 49 - Anatomy of a Masterpiece (Oboe Classics)
Classic Britannia: Sixty Years of British Classical Music (BBC Television)
Discovering Music (BBC Radio 3)
Tony Palmer: 'Oh Thou Transcendent' - The Life of Ralph Vaughan Williams (Isolde Films)


WNO Max Photo: Roy Campbell-Moore
Education
Sponsored by the Musicians Benevolent Fund
BBC Proms Brass Day
Beautiful Beginnings (Southbank Centre)
Land Sea Sky Trilogy (WNO Max)

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Ensemble
Sponsored by an anonymous donor
National Youth Orchestra
Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment
Psappha

Imogen Cooper
Instrumentalist
Supported by BBC Music Magazine
Imogen Cooper
James Ehnes
David Pyatt

Thomas Ades
Large-scale Composition
Donated by Anthony Bolton
Thomas Adès: Tevot
James MacMillan: The Sacrifice
Peter Wiegold: He is armour'd without

James MacMillan
Opera and Music Theatre
Supported by the Britten-Pears Foundation
Aldeburgh Festival: Death in Venice
English National Opera: Satyagraha
Opera North: The Adventures of Pinocchio
James MacMillan: The Sacrifice (WNO)

John Tomlinson
Singer
Donated by the Rosenblatt Recital Series
Christine Brewer
Natalie Dessay
John Tomlinson

Gustavo Dudamel
Young Artist
Donated by Peter Bull
Gustavo Dudamel conductor
Alina Ibragimova violin
Elizabeth Watts soprano

Full details of the winners, and the citations, 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 winners to date:
2003 - Angela Hewitt
2004 - Sir Thomas Allen
2005 - Sir Charles Mackerras
2006 - Marin Alsop
2007 - Miah Persson
2008 - Christine Brewer
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