Rising Star Nominees Announced

-Posted on 15.05.2015

The nominees for London Music Rising Star Award have been announced today, with numerous Academy students and alumni featuring in four out of the five categories.

The awards – covering classical, jazz, rock/pop, dance/electronica and composition/singer-songwriting – aim to highlight some of London’s most promising musicians. Nominations are received from many music organisations and institutions before each category is judged by the London Music Awards panel which included, amongst others, the Southbank’s Jane Beese, composer Errollyn Wallen MBE and festival owner Rob da Bank.

The presentation of the awards will take place on Thursday 11th June at Camden’s Roundhouse.

Congratulations and good luck to all Academy students and alumni who received nominations:

Classical Rising Star
Pianist Belle Chen, alumna
Bofan Ma, current composition undergraduate
Soprano Alison Rose, alumna

Pop/Rock Rising Star
Espa, jazz alumna

Jazz Rising Star
Pianist Jacob Collier, current jazz undergraduate
Pianist/composer Sam Watts, alumnus
Trombonist and composer Tom Green, alumnus

Composer/songwriter Rising Star
Pianist Bofan Ma, also featured in the ‘Classical Rising Star’ category.

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