Classic FM nominated for top prize in RPS Awards

11 April 2013, 17:33 | Updated: 19 April 2013, 14:16

The nominations for this year's Royal Philharmonic Society Awards have been announced, with Classic FM nominated for one of the top prizes.

Classic FM has been nominated for one of the top prizes at this year's Royal Philharmonic Society Awards.

Seen as the highest recognition for classical music-making in the UK, the Awards are decided by an eminent jury of music professionals.

Classic FM's nomination is in recognition of the compelling and imaginative ways it furthers the understanding of classical music.

The announcement comes just a day after the radio station received six nominations in the Sony Radio Academy Awards, regarded as the radio industry's equivalent of the Oscars.

Speaking before the nominations were announced, chairman of the RPS John Gilhooly commented: "2012 was a truly outstanding year for live classical music in the UK. The commitment, talent and boldness reflected in music, whether in our finest concert halls and opera houses, or in our streets and communities, should make those who ask ‘do the arts really matter?’ think twice."