2016: Ensemble

Announced 9 May 2017 


Manchester Camerata

"Over the past few years the winner has boldly re-invented itself and blazed a brilliant trail for what a 21st-century orchestra can do. Through its exuberant Hacienda Classical events it has brought an entirely new audience to its concerts – and, more importantly, wooed them back again and again. It has also done pioneering work in the crucial fields of education, health and wellbeing and community engagement. In the crowded orchestral market of north-west England, and through imaginative partnerships further afield, Manchester Camerata made itself an indispensable cultural asset."

Other Shortlisted Nomination in this Category

Ulster Orchestra
Southbank Sinfonia

Ensemble Jury 

Richard Morrison (Chair)
Angela Dixon
David Whelton
Richard Hawley
Sarah Derbyshire