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!


Dr Ahmad Sarmast: RPS Honorary Member and founder of Afghanistan’s first national music school in Kabul.


In early Philharmonic Society concerts, players often rotated within their orchestral section, reflecting the orchestra's wealth of performing talent as well as its democratic ethos: no ‘distinction of rank’.