2024 Highlights

We were delighted to present the 2024 Royal Philharmonic Society Awards on 5 March to a capacity audience at Manchester's Royal Northern College of Music. Click here to read all about the occasion and this year’s winners in our news story.

For a limited time, we are pleased to share the complete film of the event for you to watch freely. Please note, there are occasional flashing lights in the highlights footage representing several nominations, brief profanity in the second musical performance, and brief nudity in the Opera and Music Theatre Award footage.

Below we share a range of photos – courtesy of Robin Clewley Photography and Vessel Studios – from a night celebrating classical music’s strength, resonance and reach nationwide. You can also click here to browse through the brochure that all attendees received at this year's event.

Over 600 music-lovers and music-makers joined us for a night to remember (photo: Robin Clewley Photography)
Among this year's nominees, cellist (and vocalist and composer) Ayanna Witter-Johnson nominated for the Instrumentalist Award, pictured here with guests (photo: Vessel Studios)
Violinist and presenter Mark Seow with colleagues from BBC Radio 4's 'Eastern Classical' (nomimated for the Storytelling Award) (photo: Vessel Studios)
Conductor Award nominee Alice Farnham (photo: Vessel Studios)
Manchester's own LGBTQIA+ choir The Sunday Boys, among the non-professional groups nominated for the Inspiration Award (photo: Vessel Studios)
Percussionists from across Manchester united to open the show... pictured here, Delia Stevens representing Manchester Collective (photo: Robin Clewley Photography)
Delia Stevens (Manchester Collective), Le Yu (professor, RNCM) and other percussionists representing Manchester ensembles performed Keiko Abe's 'Conversation in the Forest' (photo: Robin Clewley Photography)
This year's hosts, BBC Radio 3 presenters Elizabeth Alker and Linton Stephens (photos: Robin Clewley Photography)
Clockwise from top left: Leah Broad (receiving the Storytelling Award for her book 'Quartet'); Jasdeep Singh Degun (receiving the Instrumentalist Award); Aleksi Barrière (receiving the Large-Scale Composition Award, on behalf of his mother, the late Kaija Saariaho, for her opera 'Innocence', for which Aleksi co-wrote the libretto); Laurence Osborn (receiving the Chamber-Scale Composition Award for 'TOMB!') (photos: Robin Clewley Photography)
RPS Chairman John Gilhooly presenting the Impact Award to Clare Johnston for 'Call of the Mountains', her bold collaboration with Drake Music Scotland and Kazakhstan's Eegeru ensemble
Representatives from the organisations behind 'Manchester Classical', winner of the Series and Events Award (photo: Vessel Studios)
Singer Award-winner Nicky Spence performing Noël Coward's classic 'Don't Put Your Daughter on the Stage, Mrs Worthington' with pianist Dylan Perez (photo: Robin Clewley Photography)
Conductor Award recipient François-Xavier Roth (photo: Robin Clewley Photography)
Roman Grigoriv (co-composer), Olga Diatel (producer) and Illia Razumeiko (co-composer), the creative forces behind 'Chornobyldorf', winner of the Opera and Music Theatre Award, who travelled from Kyiv especially for the occasion (photo: Robin Clewley Photography)
Members of Derbyshire's Derwent Brass, recipients of the Inspiration Award, with colleagues from Presto Music who this year supported the Award (photo: Vessel Studios)
Representatives from the BBC Singers, recipients of this year's Ensemble Award (photo: Vessel Studios)
The audience during the ultimate performance of the evening... (photo: Robin Clewley Photography)
Instrumentalist Award-winner Jasdeep Singh Degun performing at the 2024 RPS Awards with Harkiret Bahra (tabla) and students from the Royal Northern College of Music (photo: Robin Clewley Photography)
Jasdeep Singh Degun (photo: Robin Clewley Photography)

Our thanks to this year's Principal Supporters - BBC Radio 3, ABRSM, Lark Music, PRS for Music, Yamaha and BBC Music Magazine - and all this year's individual Award supporters, and all our RPS Members, RPS Fellows and supporters for their help in making this year's RPS Awards happen.