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Kate Molleson will present the awards again this year at the ceremony on 13 May

Melissa Bradshaw

Shortlist announced for Scottish Awards for New Music 2019

8:51, 23rd April 2019

The Scottish Awards for New Music, created by New Music Scotland and supported by Creative Scotland, has announced its 2019 shortlist of nominees.

Now in its third year, the awards includes works, composers and artists whose works that have been performed in Scotland, contributing to Scotland’s vibrant music scene, as well as Scottish or Scottish based composers and musicians. Past winners have included composers Sir James MacMillan, Michael Begg, Helen Grime and David Fennessy; as well as Delphian Records, Drake Music Scotland, and musicians such as Red Note Ensemble, Hebrides Ensemble and Robert Irvine.

The panel, comprising key figures in the music world including flautist Aisling Agnew of the Hard Rain Soloist Ensemble and Ian Anderson, principal viola of the Scottish Ballet, made their selections from over 200 nominations submitted across eleven categories.

Oliver Searle, chair of New Music Scotland, said: ‘These submissions have been of consistently high standards, and really demonstrate how wide-ranging and innovative the contemporary music scene is here in Scotland. The panel was really impressed by the overall quality, creativity and strength of the nominations.’

The winners will be announced at an event hosted by broadcaster and writer Kate Molleson at Drygate Brewery in Glasgow on Monday 13 May 2019. Profiles of each of the categories and shortlisted nominees will appear online at New Music Scotland in the run up to the event.

To see the shortlists and to book tickets visit www.newmusicscotland.co.uk.

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