Scottish Awards for New Music Now Accepting Nominations

Garth Knox – winner of the New Music Player of the Year award in 2019

Scottish Awards for New Music Now Accepting Nominations

Deadline for nominations is 10 January 2020.

New Music Scotland have announced that nominations for the 2020 Scottish Awards for New Music are now being accepted. The awards, which celebrate contemporary music in Scotland, will be presented at a ceremony at V&A Dundee on 14 April 2020. 

Nominations may be submitted by anyone, including from the composer, performer, audience or organisation. Nominated new works must have received their première in a public performance, either live or broadcast/online, between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2019 

New Music Scotland’s Co-Chair Oliver Searle said:

We are pleased to be running these awards again for the fourth year in a row, which are fast becoming an established part of the new-music calendar in Scotland, raising the profile of new work from our performers, promoters and creators around the world. We are particularly excited to be able to host the awards in one of Scotland’s newest, most high-profile venues, V&A Dundee, which to us perfectly complements the level of innovation and creativity alive in new music in Scotland today.

There are eleven award categories, including Electroacoustic/Sound Artwork, Recorded New Work, New Music Performer(s) of the Year, and Collaboration in New Music. The Environmental Sustainability Award is a new addition for 2020 and recognises a project with climate action at its core. 

A panel of international musicians, composers, programmers and music industry professionals will assess the nominations and produce a shortlist that will be announced in February 2020. The deadline for nominations is 10 January 2020.

Last year’s winners included guitarist Sean Shibe for the Recorded New Work award, violinist Garth Knox receiving New Music Player of the Year, and composer and sound artist Pippa Murphy for the Electroacoustic/Sound Art Work award. 

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Published on 12 December 2019

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