RPS MUSIC AWARDS, 2016

Clare has won the Young Artist category at the Royal Philharmonic Society's Music Awards for 2016. The awards celebrate outstanding achievement in 2015 and are presented in association with BBC Radio 3. Previous winners of the ‘Young Artist’ category include Alina Ibragimova, Gustavo Dudamel, Kate Royal and Edward Gardner.

The Jury stated that "Etude, Clare's exploration of electrifying and adventurous piano works of the 20th and 21st centuries, reveals her commitment to new repertoire, a true talent for creating inventive programmes, and her compelling presence as a performer."

The annual RPS Music Awards are the highest recognition for live classical music in the UK. Awards, in thirteen categories, are decided by independent panels consisting of some of the music industry's most distinguished practitioners. The awards honour musicians, composers, writers, broadcasters and inspirational arts organisations. The list of previous winners reads like a Who's Who of classical music. A special programme dedicated to the RPS Music Awards will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 at 7.30pm on Wednesday 11 May.

The 'Young Artist Award' is sponsored by the Bowerman Charitable Trust.