Fiona Robertson, director of Scottish new music organisation sound, was presented with the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Leslie Boosey award at the 2019 soundfestival opening last night (23 October 2019).
James Murphy, chief executive of the RPS, said: ‘We at the RPS are absolutely delighted to be presenting the Leslie Boosey Award to Fiona. Through the Leslie Boosey award we recognise those who are working tirelessly behind the scenes to help new music thrive.
‘Since 2004 [Fiona] has done remarkable things through sound including great work for emerging and established Scottish composers and bringing international talent to Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. In doing so she has created an enthusiastic audience for new music not just in soundfestival but in a year-round talent programme.’
The 2019 soundfestival runs until 3 November, this year with a major focus on the Oboe as part of the festival’s commitment to showcasing endangered instruments with Christopher Redgate and Nicholas Daniel as artists in residence. Vocal ensemble EXAUDI opened the festival yesterday with the world premiere of a new work, Motherhood, by sound composer in residence Allie Robertson.
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