Budapest Festival Orchestra
News May 10, 2011

Iván Fischer Receives Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award

The annual RPS Music Awards, presented in association with BBC Radio 3, are the UK's most prestigious recognition of achievement in the field of live classical music. Awards, in 13 categories, are decided by independent panels consisting of some of the music industry's most distinguished practitioners.

The winners of the 13 categories have been announced at a glittering awards ceremony at London’s Dorchester Hotel on Tuesday 10 May. In the category of conductors, the award went to Iván Fischer, the BFO's Music Director. The short list of candidates also included Semyon Bychov and Esa-Pekka Salonen.