ROYAL PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY MUSIC AWARDS

Royal Philharmonic Society

“London Contemporary Orchestra has become one of Britain’s brightest beacons for new music.”

LCO was last night announced as winner of the Ensemble category at the annual Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards. Presented in association with BBC Radio 3, the RPS Music Awards are the highest recognition for live classical music in the UK. The award was presented to co-Artistic Directors Robert Ames and Hugh Brunt, and accepted on behalf of the LCO’s players. The judges’ citation:

“London Contemporary Orchestra has become one of Britain’s brightest beacons for new music. Its repertoire is adventurous yet it attracts sell-out crowds to extraordinary venues and has a remarkable online following. It nurtures new audiences, forges fruitful alliances across the stylistic spectrum, and champions challenging scores with virtuosic flair.”