Sir Antonio Pappano, Music Director of the Royal Opera House, will be keynote speaker at this year’s Royal Philharmonic Society [RPS] Music Awards on Tuesday 5 May.
Sir Antonio Pappano, Music Director of the Royal Opera House, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s RPS Music Awards on Tuesday 5 May. The awards will be hosted by Sean Rafferty and Suzy Klein, presenters of BBC Radio 3’s drive-time programme, In Tune, with silver lyre trophies presented to the winners in thirteen categories by much-loved soprano, Dame Felicity Lott.
The RPS Music Awards, presented in association with BBC Radio 3, are the UK’s highest recognition for live classical music. This year’s awards celebrate outstanding achievement in 2014.
Sir Antonio Pappano is the latest in a long line of distinguished awards speakers, including the Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, Director of the Royal National Theatre, Nicholas Hytner and artist Grayson Perry, who have offered wise, often provocative words on the major cultural issues of the day. Suzy Klein hosts the awards for the first time, alongside popular RPS Music Awards veteran, Sean Rafferty.