Two British Indian musicians shortlisted for Royal Philharmonic Society Awards 2024


The Awards are a harbinger of excellence in the UK classical music

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The Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) Awards have unveiled their shortlist for 2024, celebrating outstanding musicians and initiatives in the UK classical music scene. Among the talented nominees, two British Indian artists have garnered well-deserved recognition.

Billed by The Sunday Times as ‘the biggest night in UK classical music’,  the RPS Awards shine a light on brilliant musical individuals, groups and initiatives inspiring communities across the UK. From star soloists to heroic amateur musicians, the RPS Awards tell a vibrant, vital and uplifting story about classical music’s resonance, impact and reach.

Of the 19 individual performers and composers shortlisted, 42% represent the global majority, including Music Director of Birmingham Opera Company Alpesh Chauhan and sitar player Jasdeep Singh Degun. Alpesh has been nominated in the Conductor category, and a remarkable sitar player Jasdeep is in the Instrumentalist Award and the Large-Scale Composition Award categories.

The RPS Awards ceremony will take place at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester on March 5, where these exceptional artists will be celebrated.

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