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.
Sir Nicholas Serota CH, Chair of Arts Council England
Graham Vick CBE, Artistic Director, Birmingham Opera Company
Sir Antonio Pappano, Music Director of Royal Opera House
John Gilhooly OBE, RPS Chairman and Director of Wigmore Hall
Gareth Malone, choral director
Mark Ravenhill, playwright
Grayson Perry, artist
Dame Liz Forgan, Chairman of Arts Council England
Dr Richard Holloway, Chairman of the Scottish Arts Council and of Sistema Scotland
Nicholas Hytner, Director of the National Theatre
Armando Iannucci, comic writer, broadcaster, director and music commentator
Jude Kelly, Director and Arts Commentator
Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum
Alan Rusbridger, Editor of The Guardian
Sir Thomas Allen CBE, Baritone
Sir Peter Hall CBE, Theatre and Opera Director
John Tusa, Managing Director of the Barbican Centre
The Right Hon Chris Smith MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
Leslie East, Chairman of Association of British Choral Directors; Chairman of City Music Society: I support the RPS because it believes in supporting young musicians early in their careers.
DID YOU KNOW?
In October 1970, Lutoslawski's Cello Concerto received its world premiere, having been commissioned by the RPS. The soloist was Rostropovich, who received our highest honour, the Gold Medal, the same year.