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!


Paul Hughes, General Manager, BBC Symphony Orchestra: Since 1979 when I won the RPS composition prize this amazing organisation has been part of my life, placing music at the heart of modern life.


Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, commissioned by the Society in 1825, is still the most requested work on the BBC's Desert Island Discs.