The Philip and Dorothy Green Young Artists (PDGYA) awards have helped kick start the careers of artists including Steven Isserlis, Elizabeth Watts and Craig Ogden, by providing up-and-coming classical musicians with opportunities to be booked for performances with Making Music’s 3,700+ group members.
The leisure-time music sector is dependent on much talent which is often unrecognised. So Making Music has created new awards to celebrate music creators, arrangers and innovative new music projects.
Nominations for 2020 have now closed
The prize honours the remarkable contribution of Sir Charles to both amateur music, as a former president of Making Music, and to British musicianship and composition. It was launched to mark the renowned conductor's 75th birthday.