A Fabulous Evening at the RPS Music Awards
Congratulations to all the winners at the Royal Philharmonic Music Awards last night, it was quite an evening! We are delighted to celebrate:
Allan Clayton receiving the Singer award for his superb performance in Gerald Barry’s Canada at the BBC Proms, for David in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at The Royal Opera and who was 'utterly unforgettable as Hamlet' in Brett Dean's new Hamlet at Glyndebourne.
Schumann Street (Spitalfields Music) for winning the Chamber Music and Song Award. A delightful programme which saw the audience touring the wonderful houses of Spitalfields to experience chamber experiences. For us a high point was Topi Lehtipuu singing Aus meinen Tränen sprießen. Schumann Street was the vision of Artistic Curator André de Ridder and was produced by Rachel Acaccia.
Mark-Anthony Turnage for his Hibiki, a powerful and deeply moving work for solo voices, children's choir and orchestra, conceived to offer consolation to Japan after the Tohoku disaster. The piece won Large Scale Composition and was commissioned by The Suntory Foundation, Japan with Kazushi Ono who conducted the premiere at Suntory Hall and the European premiere at the BBC Proms in August 2017.