Winners announced at Scottish Awards for New Music 2021

Published: 08 Jul 2021

The winners of the 2021 Scottish Awards for New Music were announced during an online ceremony streamed live from the RSNO Centre, Glasgow on the evening of Wednesday 7 July.

Hosted by internationally acclaimed Scottish-based opera star, Andrea Baker, the Awards celebrated the outstanding variety and vibrancy of Scotland’s contemporary music scene. The online ceremony also featured a performance from Nordic Viola, a.k.a. RSNO violist Katherine Wren, which included Eddie McGuire’s Legend, written for the late Jimmy Durrant.

Chosen by a panel of key figures in the music world, the shortlist and winners were picked from an inspiring array of innovative, experimental, and ground-breaking work, which was all the more remarkable, given how challenging the year has been for everyone.

Clare Hewitt, Music Officer at Creative Scotland said: “These Awards are a fantastic celebration of the creativity, talent and resilience of a sector in which so many of us are proud to work.  

“Congratulations to Charlott Rodgers for her beautiful award design, and to all tonight’s winners and nominees. These awards demonstrate the richness and quality of musical work created in Scotland and showcase the vibrance of Scotland’s new music scene to the public and the music community at home and abroad.”

View the full list of winners on the New Music Scotland website

Watch the online award ceremony

The Awards are created by New Music Scotland with support from the National Lottery through Creative Scotland’s Open Project Fund. Award sponsors include Dorico Steinberg, PRS for Music, The Good Spirits Co, Mark McKergow, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, EVM, the Incorporated Society of Musicians, Locavore, the Scottish Music Industry Association, and the Musicians’ Union.