RPS Awards - nominations now open

21 May 2019

Nominations for the annual Royal Philharmonic Society Awards are now open.

The Royal Philharmonic Society Awards celebrate the outstanding, the pioneering, and the inspirational in classical music. Winning an RPS Award is a huge affirmation, and can be transformational for musicians, ensembles or organisations, large or small, who often take big risks to deliver imaginative and innovative work. Excitingly, 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the RPS Awards.

Countless musical endeavours have inspired us in the last year, but we vitally rely on a range of voices across the country to help ensure each category represents the quality and scope of great music-making in the UK.

If you are a Member of the Royal Philharmonic Society (find out how to join here), or if you work in the classical music profession, you are warmly invited to nominate.

Anyone nominating is asked to visit the RPS Awards website which tells you all the important things you need to know about eligibility and also some category changes for this year. Individuals can nominate for just one award, for several, or for all, but may only make one nomination per category. You can nominate work you have been directly involved in, or put forward work by others which you feel has been outstanding. The online nomination process is straightforward and will not take long. We will subsequently contact eligible nominees directly so that they have the opportunity to provide more material in support of their nomination.

The ‘Nominate’ page of the RPS Awards website asks for a username and password from RPS Members and those working in the music profession. This has been sent by email to all current Members and circulated widely to our professional contacts. If you work in the profession but have not received this and would like to nominate, please simply email us, telling us what you do in the profession, and we will send you the log-in details you need.

The closing date for nominations is midday on Tuesday 2 July 2019.

For further details about the RPS Awards – which take place on 28 November 2019 – please click here.

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The Philharmonic Society received its Royal title in 1912 and enjoys the immediate patronage of Her Majesty The Queen.