A4 Brass Quartet wins 2018 Royal Philharmonic Society Award
Congratulations to A4 Brass Quartet who following a successful audition process have been announced as winners of the 2018 Royal Philharmonic Society Henderson Chamber Music Prize.
A spokesperson for the dynamic ensemble commented, “We are delighted to be announced as winners of this prestigious award. In addition to the £5,000 prize money we will now be part of the RPS Young Musicians Programme benefitting from a range of support as we start our professional career. We are very excited about this new partnership.”
The 2018 Instrumental prize winners were announced on 2ndNovember by the Royal Philharmonic Society: Bassoonist Izabela Musiał is the inaugural winner of the RPS Allianz Prize for 'endangered' classical instruments. Maria Gîlicel was awarded the RPS Emily Anderson Prize for outstanding solo violinist. Barbican String Quartet, win the RPS Albert and Eugenie Frost Prize, and A4 Brass Quartet is the first brass quartet ever to receive the RPS Henderson Award.
With these four prizes, the Society will help each artist to establish itself professionally through performance opportunities, specialist coaching and career advice. Commenting on the success of A4 Brass Quartet the Society stated, “The quartet are already making a mark nationwide, the RPS will help them with their aspiration to meet audiences beyond the brass world and gain further recognition as a classical ensemble.”
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