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Anya17 Nominated for UK’s Most Prestigious Classical Music Award!

Posted on the 20 February 2013 by Anya17 @anyaseventeen

Anya17 Nominated for UK’s most prestigious Classical Music Award!

I couldn’t be more delighted to announce that following hot on the heels of Anya17’s recent ‘Best Stage or Film Production’ Media Award win at The House of Commons presented by the Human Trafficking Foundation, Anya17 has just been nominated for the UK’s most prestigious Classical Music Award!

The Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) Music Awards are the highest recognition for live classical music-making in the United Kingdom and were set up in 1989 to celebrate the outstanding musical achievements of British and International musicians.

Anya17’s composer Adam Gorb commented “This is an extremely exciting time for Anya17, with performances in both Germany and Romania scheduled for later this year. To have been informed yesterday of this award nomination, particularly an RPS award, is wonderful news and a great honor in itself.”

Librettist Ben Kaye continued “In terms of Classical music in the UK, this is equivalent in scale to an Oscar nomination. The news is a terrific validation of the inspiration, skill, dedication and very hard work put in by everyone involved in Anya17. Whether we stand there on the podium on the day or not, this is a great opportunity to raise awareness of Human Trafficking.”

Each RPS Award is decided by an eminent jury from the music profession and the list of winners since 1989 reads as a roll call of the finest living composers and musicians. One of the world’s oldest music societies, the RPS celebrates its 200th anniversary this year.

BBC Radio 3 will carry extensive coverage of the Awards including a full length programme which focuses on the winners. The Awards will be presented on May 14th at a dinner at the Dorchester Hotel, London.

Well done… and fingers crossed everyone!

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