Announcement of the RPS Music Awards Shortlist

15 Feb 2018

Find out who's in the running...

We task our independent juries to take a clear-eyed look at classical music.  All this year they have been making difficult decisions, but finally the outstanding nominations for the leading Awards for live music will be announced on Thursday 12 April 2018 from 17.00 live on BBC Radio 3's In Tune and on Twitter.

We'll be giving a big shout-out to the exceptional, the pioneering, and the inspirational individual musicians and organisations in thirteen different categories.

Join us then!


Joseph Straker, double bassist studying at the Guildhall School: likes classical, jazz and salsa and the RPS Sir John Barbirolli Foundation which helped buy his new bass.


Queen Victoria attended a Philharmonic Society concert conducted by Mendelssohn in 1844.