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Scottish Awards for New Music 2020

The awards will stream from 8pm on YouTube. You can watch them below or go to YouTube to join in the conversation

Large Scale New Work (11+ performers) sponsored by PRS for Music

Winner - Stuart MacRae: Anthropocene

David Fenessy : Conquest of the Useless

Thea Musgrave : Trumpet Concerto

The RCS Award for Contribution to New Music in Scotland

Winner - Drake Music Scotland

Cathie Boyd

Chamber Music Scotland


The RCS Award for Making it Happen

Winner - Ben Lunn : Diversions

The Night With… : Matthew Whiteside

Nordic Viola : Katherine Wren


The ISM prize for Collaboration

Winner - Diversions : Ben Lunn / Drake Music Scotland / Hebrides Ensemble / the Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh

Physical Education : Robert Reid Allan / Sasha Balmazi-Owen / Richard Court

Rough Breathing : Nichola Scrutton / Alex South

Scottish New Music Performer(s) of the Year

Winner - Scottish Ensemble

Sarah Watts

Richard Craig


Environment Sustainability

Winner - Nevis Ensemble

Below the Blanket : Cryptic

Chamber Music Scotland


The Dorico Award for Small / Medium Scale New Work (1 - 10 performers) sponsored by Steinberg

Winner - The Tuning : Martin Suckling

Two Panels for String Quartet : Alastair White

The Wet Desert - A Collection of Highland Perspectives : Lisa Robertson


Electroacoustic / Sound Artwork

Winner - Dhātu : Edwin Hillier

Listening Cave : Calum Scott

…shadows that in darkness dwell… : Timothy Cooper

Community/Education project

Joint Winner - Tinderbox Collective

Joint Winner - SCO Soundmoves

Sound Symphony : Ellie Griffiths with Sonia Allori, Shioi Usui and Greg Sinclair, Katy Wilson (designer) and Colin Grenfell (lighting)

The Good Spirits Co Award for Innovation in New Traditional Music

Winner - 365 : Aidan O’Rourke and Kit Downes

The Reeling : Brighde Chaimbeul

Face to Face : Twelfth Day

Recorded New Work

Winner - Airs from Another Planet : Chamber Music and Songs by Judith Weir. Hebrides Ensemble/Delphian Records

Sensations of Travel : Chamber Music by Nigel Osborne. Hebrides Ensemble/Delphian Records

Panopticon : David Fennessy / Psappha / Hebrides Ensemble / Ensemble Modern / Münchener Kammerorchester / NMC

The SMIA Award for Creative Programming

Winner - The Night With… : Matthew Whiteside

Diversions : Ben Lunn / Drake Music Scotland’s Digital Orchestra and Hebrides Ensemble

Sound Festival : Fiona Robertson


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