Royal Philharmonic Society Awards

The latest shortlist for prestigious awards features another strong showing from Scots and Scotland, as the Royal Philharmonic Society champions the highest achievement in music.

The award for opera and music theatre includes a nomination for Scottish Opera’s revival of John Adams’ Nixon in China, while the singer award pits Scots tenor Nicky Spence against sopranos Natalya Romaniw and Lise Davidsen. In the ensemble category, the ever-inventive Scottish Ensemble is nominated, while guitarist Sean Shibe is shortlisted for instrumentalist alongside pianist Yuja Wang and violist Lawrence Power. The concert series and event award includes a nomination for the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, which is directed by Scot Graham McKenzie.

Alongside the 11 categories, digital broadcast of the award winners on Wednesday 18 November will also include the presentation of the RPS Gold Medal to a distinguished international musician, and a new Inspiration Award recognising a particular achievement in music-making during the current health