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RPS Awards 2016

Andrew McGregor presents highlights from the 2016 Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards ceremony, held at The Brewery in London.

Photo of conductor Sakari Oramo receiving his RPS Award (c) Simon Jay Price

The RPS Awards 2016

Andrew McGregor presents highlights of last night's ceremony at The Brewery in London, at which the winners of the 2016 Awards from the Royal Philharmonic Society were announced.

The RPS Music Awards are the highest recognition for live classical music-making in the United Kingdom and reflect their guiding principles of Excellence, Creativity and Understanding.

These independent awards were set up in 1989 to celebrate the outstanding musical achievements of both young and established, British and International, musicians.

The Awards are peer-judged. Each category is decided by an eminent jury from the music profession. The list of winners since 1989 reads as a roll call of the finest living musicians.

The awards honour a broad sweep of live music making including categories for performers, composers, inspirational arts organisations learning, participation and engagement. There is no restriction on the nationality of recipients, but the awards are for achievements within the United Kingdom.

The Royal Philharmonic Society has been at the heart of music for over 200 years and is dedicated to creating a future for music. It is one of the world's oldest music societies and has a thriving membership.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Piano Trio No 2: 2nd movement

    Ensemble: Chinkeke!.
  • Nikolai Girshevich Kapustin

    Two Etudes

    Performer: Clare Hammond.
  • Luca Francesconi

    Duende - The Dark Notes

    Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Susanna Mälkki.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    String Quartet No 8

    Ensemble: Carducci String Quartet.
  • John Ireland

    Great Things

    Performer: Roderick Williams. Performer: Roger Vignoles.
  • Franz Schubert

    The Trout

    Performer: Roger Vignoles. Performer: Roderick Williams.
  • Roderick Williams & Roger Vignoles

    Deep River

  • Georg Friedrich Haas

    Morgen und Abend

    Performer: Christoph Pohl. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.
  • Julian Anderson

    Van Gogh Blue

    Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
  • Bach

    Partita No 3 BWV 1006

    Performer: Daniil Trifonov.
  • Igor Stravinsky


    Orchestra: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Conductor: Kristjan Järvi.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Why hast thou forced me from the realms of peace, from Saul, Act III

    Performer: Christopher Purves. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
  • William Walton

    Belshazzar's Feast

    Performer: Christopher Maltman. Choir: BBC Singers. Choir: BBC National Chorus of Wales. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Franz Schubert

    Sonata for piano (D.960) in B flat major

    Performer: Alfred Brendel.
    • Alfred Brendel The Farewell Concerts.
    • Decca.
    • 5.


  • Wed 11 May 2016 19:30