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 bronze eagle by sculptor Elisabeth Frink, was presented on stage by RPS Chairman, John Gilhooly, with composer Thomas Ades, at a concert given by Birmingham Contemporary Music Group at the Wigmore Hall on 25 March.
“Sally Cavender is a major figure in the music publishing world, and has changed the face of classical music through the composers she has discovered, nurtured and championed with such fierce enthusiasm. In over 35 years’ service to Faber Music she has been behind more than 950 commissions of new work; continually reacting with imagination to the changing landscape of contemporary music. She is a mixture of unflagging determination, passionate belief and humour. Composers, performers and audiences owe a great deal to Sally.”