Announced 10 May 2016
Donated by the Bowerman Charitable Trust
"With impressive, wide-ranging nominations for this category, the panel selected three artists all making a real impact in their own fields. And the award goes to a musician who embodies the RPS principles of excellence, creativity and understanding. Etude, her exploration of electrifying and adventurous piano works of the 20th and 21st centuries, reveals her commitment to new repertoire; a true talent for creating inventive programmes; and her compelling presence as a performer. The winner is Clare Hammond."
Marion Friend (chair)