Britten Sinfonia is extremely proud to announce that Leader Jacqueline Shave has been specially commended by this year’s RPS/ABO Salomon Prize judges for her contribution to Britten Sinfonia’s orchestral life. The Royal Philharmonic Society commended Jacqueline for being “a trailblazing artist who always sets an extraordinary high standard as player and director. She has a keen interest in the widest range of repertoire, always playing as though she was born to champion that particular genre. She is greatly respected by orchestral colleagues, conductors and composers, many of whom have been inspired by her artistry.”
David Butcher, Chief Executive and Artistic Director said that in her role as Leader of Britten Sinfonia “Jacqueline gives Britten Sinfonia’s musicians the confidence and direction to turn, chameleon-like, from genre to genre, performing each with an authority that is critically unparalleled in both the press and the wider cultural sphere.”
Find out more about Jacqueline and her colleagues in the orchestra here. Jacqueline will next be on stage with the orchestra during the climax of its Beethoven Symphony Cycle in Saffron Walden, London, Brighton and Norwich (18–26 May).
“It sparked terrific music-making from the Britten Sinfonia led by that force of nature, Jacqueline Shave.” The Times
“As a result of the chemistry between Dougan, Padmore and Jacqueline Shave, the ensemble was very tight and fluid.” Classical Source