shortlisted for Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award
UK’s most prestigious
classical music accolade
The Lammermuir Festival has been shortlisted for a Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award in the Concert Series and Festivals category. The annual RPS Music Awards, presented in association with BBC Radio 3, are the highest recognition for live classical music in the UK.
Co-Artistic Directors, Hugh Macdonald and James Waters said, “We are thrilled that the Lammermuir Festival has been recognised in this way. It feels very grown up for a very young festival such as ours. When we set off on this journey seven years ago we had no idea that it would take off in the way it has. We are just very lucky with our ingredients; a core of wonderful Scottish artists and ensembles, great visiting musicians, and one of the most beautiful areas in Britain.”
Awards, in thirteen categories, are decided by independent panels consisting of some of the music industry’s most distinguished practitioners. The awards honour musicians, composers, writers, broadcasters and inspirational arts organisations. The list of previous winners reads like a Who’s Who of classical music. This year’s RPS Music Awards celebrate outstanding achievement in 2016.
Lammermuir Festival has taken place annually since 2010 in the picturesque, historic region of East Lothian in Scotland, under the co-artistic directorship of its founders, Hugh Macdonald and James Waters. This year’s festival is from 15 – 24 September, with full 2017 programme details and tickets available from 1 June.
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