The Shortlists for this year's RPS Music Awards were announced on 12 April 2018 live on BBC Radio 3's In Tune.
Ensemble: any group of musicians, no smaller than three, performing together regularly (UK performances during 2017).
- BBC Symphony Orchestra | Sakari Oramo on Sibelius's Symphonies
- Dunedin Consort | watch them perform the St John Passion at the Proms 2017
- The Sixteen | watch The Sixteen perform MacMillan's "Stabat Mater" in the Sistine Chapel