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!


Rosemary Nalden: British viola player and founder of Buskaid, who now directs the thriving stringed-instruments school in Soweto. Awarded RPS Honorary Membership in 2013.


An early member of the Society, who played in our first season in 1813, was the Afro-European violinist George Polgreen Bridgetower (1778-1860) – the original dedicatee of Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata.