ABO/Rhinegold Awards 2017

The sixth annual ABO/Rhinegold classical music industry awards were presented at the ABO Conference dinner on Thursday 26 January 2017 in Bournemouth.

Nominations for the 2018 awards will be open in autumn 2017.

The criteria for nominations are as follows:

ARTIST MANAGER OF THE YEAR

For the artist manager who the classical music industry – including orchestras, concert halls, promoters and artist managers – believes has displayed within the previous concert season (September 2015 to August 2016) notable artistic imagination and creativity beyond the booking of engagements for individual artists, made a special contribution in the field of orchestral touring in the UK or abroad, has a long-term record of distinction in the artist management business, demonstrated outstanding ability in the field of promoting younger artists, made a particular contribution to international relations within the profession, or is the best emerging artist manager of the year.

CONCERT HALL MANAGER OF THE YEAR

For the CEO or other senior manager who has taken his or her organisation forward through inspirational leadership within the previous concert season (September 2015 to August 2016). The individual may, among other qualities, have shown evidence of imaginative programming, taken an organisation in new directions, excelled in problem solving or have negotiated a way through the difficult funding climate.

Individuals eligible for this award will be in a senior management position within a member of the British Association of Concert Halls.

ORCHESTRA MANAGER OF THE YEAR

For the CEO or other senior manager who has taken his or her orchestra or organisation forward through inspirational leadership within the previous concert season (September 2015 to August 2016). The individual may, among other qualities, have shown evidence of imaginative programming, taken their organisation in new directions, excelled in problem-solving or have negotiated a way through the difficult funding climate.

Individuals eligible for this award will be in a senior management position within a Full or Associate Member of the Association of British Orchestras.

 

Nominations should be made in writing using the appropriate nomination form and emailed to info@abo.org.uk. The written statement (up to 1,000 words) should include the reasons for the nomination, the quality of the individual's work and his/her achievments in the 12 month period.


PREVIOUS WINNERS

ARTIST MANAGER OF THE YEAR

2017    Kathryn Enticott, Enticott Music Management
2016    Alasdair Tait, Young Classical Artists Trust
2015    Jasper Parrott, HarrisonParrott
2014    Cornelia Schmid, Konzertdirection Schmid
2013    James Brown, Hazard Chase
2012    Stephen Lumsden, Intermusica

CONCERT HALL MANAGER OF THE YEAR

2017    Neil Bennison, Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
2016    Angela Dixon, Saffron Hall
2015    Michael Eakin, Liverpool Philharmonic
2014    Jude Kelly OBE and Gillian Moore MBE, Southbank Centre
2013    Kevin Appleby, Turner Sims Concert Hall
2012    Paul Keene, Town Hall & Symphony Hall Birmingham

ORCHESTRA MANAGER OF THE YEAR

2017    Bob Riley, Manchester Camerata
2016    Sarah Alexander, National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
2015    John Harte, Aurora Orchestra
2014    Gijs Elsen, The English Concert
2013    David Butcher, Britten Sinfonia
2012    Sophie Lewis, Sinfonia Cymru