Association of British Orchestras

ABO Classical Music Awards Past Winners

Artist Manager of the Year - Past winners

2023 Donagh Collins, Chief Executive, Askonas Holt

2022 Atholl Swainston-Harrison, IAMA

2021 Moema Parrott, HarrisonParrott France & Polyarts

2020 Helen Sykes, Helen Sykes Artist Management

2019 Angela Sulivan, Sulivan Sweetland Ltd


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 - Past winners

2023 Adam McGinlay, Managing Director, Cadogan Hall

2022 Roger Wright, Britten Pears Arts, with Special Commendation to Matthew Sims, Leeds Town Hall

2021 John Gilhooly OBE, Wigmore Hall

2020 Helen Wallace, Kings Place

2019 Suzanne Rolt, St George's Bristol

2018 Richard Heason, St John's Smith Square

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 - Past winners

2023 Dougie Scarfe, CEO, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, with Special Commendation to Sandra Parr, Artistic Planning Director (Orchestra and Ensembles), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

2022 Julia Desbruslais, London Mozart Players

2021 Crispin Woodhead, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, with Special Commendation to Greg Felton, London Philharmonic Orchestra

2020 Peter Garden, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

2019 David Wilson, London Mozart Players

2018 Sue Mallet, London Symphony Orchestra

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

Annual Conference

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