RPS Music Awards Speakers

A captive audience of 400 of the most influential people in classical music is hard to resist.  From high level politicians to artists, speakers from across the cultural sphere at the annual RPS Music Awards provoke and challenge.

2016
Graham Vick CBE, Artistic Director, Birmingham Opera Company

2015
Sir Antonio Pappano, Music Director of Royal Opera House

2014
John Gilhooly OBE, RPS Chairman and Director of Wigmore Hall 

2012
Gareth Malone, choral director

2011
Mark Ravenhill, playwright

2010
Grayson Perry, artist

2009
Dame Liz Forgan, Chairman of Arts Council England

2008
Dr Richard Holloway, Chairman of the Scottish Arts Council and of Sistema Scotland

2007
Nicholas Hytner, Director of the National Theatre

2006
Armando Iannucci, comic writer, broadcaster, director and music commentator

2005
Jude Kelly, Director and Arts Commentator

2004
Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum

2003
Alan Rusbridger, Editor of The Guardian

2002
Sir Thomas Allen CBE, Baritone

2001
Sir Peter Hall CBE, Theatre and Opera Director

2000
John Tusa, Managing Director of the Barbican Centre

1999
The Right Hon Chris Smith MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

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