Instrumentalist Award

Supported by Help Musicians in its centenary year

For the outstanding quality and scope of the performances, presented digitally or for a live audience, and the work in any context of a solo performer on any instrument in the UK.

Nicola Benedetti - violin

‘Nicola Benedetti has this year exceeded every possible aspect of her calling as an artist, educator and advocate. She has lit up numerous exhilarating performances nationwide. She has used her position and influence so positively, speaking out on behalf of the entire profession. She has personally invested immense energy, enthusiasm and care in creating a feast of inspiring online content, for thousands of young musicians worldwide.’

Also shortlisted:

This year's shortlist for Instrumentalist was decided by an independent panel drawn from across the music profession comprising:

Anna Melville, Head of Artistic Planning, CBSO
Helen Wallace, Artistic and Executive Director, Kings Place
Le Yu, Deputy Director of Percussion, RNCM
Richard Morrison, Chief Music Critic, The Times
Roz De Vile, Chief Executive, Music Masters

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