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Shortlist Announced For The Scottish Awards For New Music

New Music Scotland (NMS) has announced the shortlist of nominees for the 2021 Scottish Awards for New Music. Once again, NMS received an exceptional level of submissions which were adjudicated by a panel of key figures in the music world.

Published: 24 June 2021 | 1:41 PM Updated: 05 July 2021 | 3:57 PM
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There were some stunningly creative ideas, and a consistently high level of artistic integrity within the nominations. Photo credit: Shutterstock

The winners will be announced at the 2021 Scottish Awards for New Music ceremony on Wednesday 7 July via the NMS website.

Streamed live at 8:00 pm from the RSNO Centre, Glasgow and presented by Tom Service, the award ceremony will feature a performance by RSNO violist Katherine Wren, the driving force behind Nordic Viola, of Legend, commissioned from Eddie McGuire in 1974 by the late Jimmy Durrant.

Andy Saunders, Co-Chair, New Music Scotland, said:

“The variety and number of works and projects nominated this year was incredibly impressive, given the situation that the music world has faced over the last year. There were some stunningly creative ideas, and a consistently high level of artistic integrity within the nominations. To see that so much brilliant music making was going on is nothing short of inspirational.”

The Awards are created by New Music Scotland with support from the National Lottery through Creative Scotland’s Open Project Fund. Award sponsors include Dorico Steinberg, PRS for Music, The Good Spirits Co, Mark McKergow, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, the Incorporated Society of Musicians, the Scottish Music Industry Association, and the Musicians’ Union.

Find out more about the Awards, and the shortlisted nominees on the Scottish Awards for New Music website.

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