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.
Piano Trio No 2: 2nd movementEnsemble: Chinkeke!.
Nikolai Girshevich Kapustin
Two EtudesPerformer: Clare Hammond.
Duende - The Dark NotesEnsemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Susanna Mälkki.
String Quartet No 8Ensemble: Carducci String Quartet.
Great ThingsPerformer: Roderick Williams. Performer: Roger Vignoles.
The TroutPerformer: Roger Vignoles. Performer: Roderick Williams.
Roderick Williams & Roger Vignoles
Georg Friedrich Haas
Morgen und AbendPerformer: Christoph Pohl. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.
Van Gogh BlueEnsemble: Nash Ensemble.
Partita No 3 BWV 1006Performer: Daniil Trifonov.
FireworksOrchestra: 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 IIIPerformer: Christopher Purves. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
Belshazzar's FeastPerformer: Christopher Maltman. Choir: BBC Singers. Choir: BBC National Chorus of Wales. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
Sonata for piano (D.960) in B flat majorPerformer: Alfred Brendel.
- Alfred Brendel The Farewell Concerts.
- Wed 11 May 2016 19:30