Nevis Ensemble is thrilled to have been nominated for the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s Making it Happen Award at New Music Scotland’s Scottish New Music Awards, taking place on 13 May 2019 at Glasgow’s Drygate.
Eleven awards will be handed out during the ceremony and Nevis is nominated alongside two wonderful projects: Glasgow Experimental Music Series, and Nordic Viola.
Nominees for other awards include the Scottish Ensemble, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, James Dillon, and Helen Grime.
The nomination is as a result of our 2018 Summer Tour, which took 70 performances to over 11,000 people around Scotland in public spaces and community venues including museums, children’s centres, homeless centres and hospitals.
A large chunk of our repertoire includes new and recently composed music, and on that tour we presented works by Judith Weir, Nick Morrish Rarity, Neil Tòmas Smith, and Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian, as well as a new commission – Attach, from Matthew Grouse, as part of our partnership with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Lisa Robertson, who played in the first violin section on our most recent tour is nominated (as a composer) for the Dorico Award for Small-Medium Scale Work, and our co-Artistic Director Holly Mathieson is nominated in the Recorded New Work, for John Mcleod’s Out of Silence, in which she conducted Dame Evelyn Glennie and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.