Royal Philharmonic Society Awards



An evening celebrating the RPS Awards, presented for the first time this year in association with BBC Radio 3 and including a special Listeners' Award. Many of the world's finest classical artists gathered last night at the Dorchester Hotel, London, for the ceremony. The fifteen prestigious awards honour outstanding achievements by performers, writers, broadcasters and arts organisations, and demonstrate, in the words of the RPS chairman Tony Fell, that "fervent musical imagination and artistic invention are very much alive". Dame Felicity Lott and Radio 3's Sean Rafferty present the awards, and Stephanie Hughes talks to the musicians and introduces performances of their music.