Sally Cavender, Director of Performance Music at Faber Music, a passionate champion for contemporary music who has overseen more than 950 commissions over the past three decades, has been awarded the prestigious RPS Leslie Boosey Award for her outstanding contribution to the furthering of contemporary music in Britain.

The award, a magnificent bronze eagle by sculptor Dame Elisabeth Frink, will be presented on stage by RPS Chairman, John Gilhooly, at a concert by Birmingham Contemporary Music Group at Wigmore Hall on Saturday 25 March at 7 .30pm, during a day dedicated to the music of Thomas Adès, just one of the many composers that Sally Cavender has supported and ceaselessly promoted during a long and distinguished career in music publishing. The award recognises the major and beneficial effect she has had on the musical life of the UK over several decades, her dedication to composers and the performance of their music, and her passionate advocacy for the value of new music in today’s world.


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