2021: Storytelling

Supported by Lark Music

For a compelling and imaginative entity, which newly or distinctly in this year in the UK furthered the understanding of classical music in a lateral medium. Most likely but not limited to written or spoken word, radio, television, film, digital, online.

Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason - House of Music

‘Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason’s ‘House of Music’ tells a strikingly different story from many books about music. It’s a fresh, moving account of raising children and nurturing their creativity. It captures what’s sincerely human in classical music-making, and points readers to see the life in music they could foster among their own families.’

Also shortlisted:

The 2021 shortlist for Storytelling was decided by an independent panel drawn from across the music profession comprising:

Anna Beer, Writer
Clare Hammond, Pianist
James Jolly, Editor-in-Chief, Gramophone
John Toal, Presenter, Classical Connections, BBC Radio Ulster
Michael Harper, Countertenor / RNCM tutor