NEWS: SCOTTISH AWARDS FOR NEW MUSIC 2023 WINNERS ANNOUNCED
07 Sep 2023
The annual Scottish Awards for New Music were held this past Friday 1st September 2023 at the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow. Hosted by Susanna Eastburn MBE, the Scottish Awards for New Music unveiled the most notable of Scotland’s contemporary music talent.
- Dorico Award for Small-scale Work: David Fennessy for “Jack for two unplugged electric guitars”.
- PRS for Music Award for Large-scale Work: Aileen Sweeney for “Winter”.
- Musicians’ Union Award for New Music Performer(s): Sonic Bothy.
- ISM Award for New Music Recording: Martin Suckling for “The Tuning”.
- Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Award for New Music Trailblazer: Kate Molleson.
- Award for New Music Project: Echoes by Drake Music Scotland, Hebrides Ensemble, and Ben Lunn.
- Award for Sonic Art: Alliyah Enyo for “Selkie Tape Loops”.
- Award for New Music Programme: “WATER MUSIC source to sea“.
The eight categories have been judged by an international panel of composers, performers,
programmers and music industry experts.
The 2023 judging panel were:
- Mathilde Bezard, Project Manager Classical and Contemporary Music at the Institut Francais
- Dr Seán Clancy, Composer and Senior Lecturer in Music at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
- Jessica Cottis, Conductor
- Maayan Franco, Conductor
- Sarah Gee, Chief Executive of Spitalfields Music
- David Kettle Music Writer and Editor
- Tamara Kohler, Chief Executive of Contemporary Music for All
- Alisson Kruusmaa, Composer
- Gunnar Karel Másson, Composer
- Graham Mckenzie, Chief Executive and Artistic Director of The HCMF
- Dougie Scarfe, Chief Executive of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
To find out more about New Music Scotland, click here.