Hosts and Speaker announced!

18 Apr 2016

Ground-breaking opera director, Graham Vick CBE, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s RPS Music Awards, and trophies will be presented by the distinguished bass-baritone, Gerald Finley.

Graham Vick CBE, Artistic Director of Birmingham Opera Company, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s RPS Music Awards on Tuesday 10 May. The awards will be hosted by Sara Mohr-Pietsch and Suzy Klein of BBC Radio 3, with silver lyre trophies presented to the winners in thirteen categories by the distinguished Canadian bass-baritone, Gerald Finley.

The RPS Music Awards, in association with BBC Radio 3, are the UK’s highest recognition for live classical music. This year’s awards celebrate outstanding achievement in 2015.

Graham Vick is the latest in a long line of distinguished awards speakers, including Music Director of the Royal Opera House, Sir Antonio Pappano, the Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, Director of the Royal National Theatre, Nicholas Hytner and artist Grayson Perry, who have offered wise, often provocative words on the major cultural issues of the day. 

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18 April 2016


Humphrey Burton, first head of Music and Arts, BBC; founder/presenter of Young Musician of the Year and joint founder of the RPS Music Awards in 1989.


Over 130 new works have been commissioned by or dedicated to the RPS since 1813. Nearly half of these were commissioned since 2000.