David Butt Philip shortlisted for RPS Music Award

Congratulations to alum David Butt Philip, shortlisted in the Singer category of the 2018 RPS Music Awards.

Presented in association with Radio 3, the RPS Music Awards are the highest recognition for live classical music in the UK. Divided into 13 categories, they honour musicians, composers, writers, broadcasters and inspirational arts organisations.

Amongst shortlisted ensembles and organisations are the London Symphony Orchestra, The Sixteen, Spitalfields Music, Sir John Eliot Gardiner/the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestras, Southbank Sinfonia, PRS Foundation, Orchestras Live, Operasonic, Victoria and Albert Museum and the Royal Opera House.

John Gilhooly, Royal Philharmonic Society Chairman, said: ‘The musical ambition and talent on display in these shortlists is extraordinary. Professional musicians are exploring music – new and old, often side-by-side – with a fierce dynamism and breathless virtuosity, and amateur music-makers are creating works that draw on the landscape and legends of their own communities to create original, high-quality music. And it’s very noticeable that this is not happening in isolation – there’s exciting collaboration across art forms, and a dialogue between young musicians and their distinguished counterparts that is good for music today, and bodes very well for the future. 

‘Several of the shortlisted events have been created to engage audiences who can feel culturally disenfranchised, whether through disability, age or geography. For those who are yet to discover the joys of live music making, whether as an audience member or as a participant, I hope that these shortlists highlight the variety and excellence of live classical music in the UK.  And I hope that they act as a clarion call to funders and supporters to continue to back the musicians and organisations that make the UK music scene the envy of the world.’

David graduate from the RNCM in 2006 and is an alum of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. He is represented by Intermusic and has performed leading roles with Glyndebourne, ENO and – amongst others – Opera North. Click here to read his full biography.

13 April 2018