Chamber music champions land classical ‘Oscar’

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Sheffield’s Music in the Round scooped the top award in its category at the Royal Philharmonic Society awards in London this week.

Artistic Director Angus Smith and Education and Outreach Manager Polly Ives accepted the award from Dame Janet Baker at the annual event - regarded as the Oscars of the British classical music industry - at the Dorchester Hotel.

Music in the Round, winners in the Chamber Music and Song category, also provided the only live music at the event, played by members of its resident Ensemble, Matthew Hunt (clarinet), Juliette Bausor (flute) and Adrian Wilson (oboe).

The event was hosted by BBC Radio 3 presenters Sean Rafferty and Sara Mohr-Pietsch who praised MitR for “imaginative and eclectic programming” and the versatility of its resident musicians.

Celebrated for taking high quality chamber music all over the country, especially to places with little access to the genre, MiTR is currently presenting its May Festival in Sheffield,