Scottish Awards for New Music 2017


The first Scottish Awards for New Music happened on the 8th March 2017 in Drygate Brewery, Glasgow.

There were over a hundred and eighty nominations submitted by artists, audience members and the general public, reinforcing the depth and breadth of new music activity in Scotland.  Nominations ranged from amateur musicians and emerging artists, to major organisations and household names and covered a wide-range of new music.

The winners and shortlisted nominations for the Scottish Awards for New Music 2017 are:

Dorico Award for Small/medium Scale Work sponsored by Steinberg

Winner - Panopticon – David Fennessy

Flicker – Claire McCue
The Iris Murders – Alasdair Nicolson (with libretto by John Gallas)

Large Scale Work sponsored by PRS for Music

Winner - Two Eardley Pictures: Catterline in Winter and Snow – Helen Grime

Piano Concerto – Martin Suckling
The Devil Inside – Stuart MacRae (with libretto by Louise Welsh)

Holiday Inn Award for Sound Art / Electroacoustic Work

Winner - SOURCEMOUTH : LIQUIDBODY – Hanna Tuulikki

Mechanical – Timothy Cooper
Pipeline – Pete Stollery

EVM Recorded New Work

Winner - Songs and Lullabies – Robert Irvine (Delphian)

Since it was the Day of Preparation… – Sir James MacMillan / Hebrides Ensemble / Synergy Vocals (Delphian)
Ūhte – Henry MacPherson / RCS (RCS / BBC Scotland)
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Award for Community / Education Project

Winner - Wagner’s School of Cool – Drake Music Scotland and Lewis Forbes

Go compose! – sound (in partnership with Red Note Ensemble)
Songs from Above and Below – John McLeod, Emily Mitchell and Geoffrey Tanti - Live Music Now

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Award for Achievement in New Music

Winner - Ailie Robertson

Ilan Volkov and Alasdair Campbell

Help Musicians UK Award for New Music Performers of the Year

Winner - Red Note Ensemble

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Robert Irvine

New Music Scotland would like to thank all funders and sponsors of the first Scottish Awards for New Music.

8th March 2017

Drygate, Glasgow

Tickets now sold out.

Doors Open - 7.30pm
Food Served - 8pm
Ceremony begins - 9pm




Jane Nicolson/Andy Saunders

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Photography - Iain Smart



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