The Best in Live Music Making

11 Apr 2013

Shortlists for the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards - the UKs most prestigious awards for live music making - were announced on 11 April 2013.

The RPS Music Awards, are the highest recognition for live classical music in the UK and will be awarded are for outstanding achievement in the UK during 2012. Governed by the Society’s guiding principles of Excellence, Creativity and Understanding the awards honour a broad sweep of live music making including categories for performers, composers, inspirational arts organisations, audience engagement, learning and participation.

To find out who is on this year's Shortlist, click here.


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.


Queen Victoria attended a Philharmonic Society concert conducted by Mendelssohn in 1844.