Association of British Orchestras

Presenting the 2022 ABO RPS Orchestra Musician Award

We are pleased to join forces with the Royal Philharmonic Society to present the 2022 ABO RPS Orchestra Musician Award to BBC NOW Percussionist Chris Stock.

Since 2012, the ABO and RPS have united to present an award in recognition of the extraordinary orchestral musicians working in Britain today. Annually, orchestras may nominate one of their musicians for an expert panel to consider.

This year's Award was presented to Chris onstage at the orchestra’s concert at St David’s Hall, Cardiff on Thursday 17 November, by RPS Chief Executive James Murphy. You can read more about Chris and the charity which he and his fellow musicians have created on the Patagonia Instrument Project website.

Annual Conference

The next ABO conference will take place in Bristol,
hosted by Bristol Beacon, from 24-26 January 2024.