For the second year running, Aurora has been shortlisted for one of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s annual Music Awards, announced this evening on BBC Radio 3′s In Tune programme. Last year the orchestra was nominated in the ‘Young Artists’ category; this year Aurora features in the main ‘Ensemble’ category, alongside the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and the London Sinfonietta. The RPS press release explains:
The RPS Music Awards are given for the finest live music making and are decided by independent panels comprised of members of the profession. Since 1989 the awards have recognised not only the calibre of today’s classical musicians but also those who push creative boundaries to produce work which excites and engages audiences. The 13 individual awards honour performers, composers, programmers, communicators as well as inspirational education and outreach work.
The RPS Music Awards are governed by the Society’s guiding principles of Excellence, Creativity and Understanding. Nominations are invited annually from leading members of the profession and organisations throughout the country. Each Award is decided by an eminent, independent jury. The list of winners since 1989 reads as a roll call of the finest living musicians.
Tune in to Radio 3 on Wenesday 12 May at 7pm to hear the Awards Broadcast!