Anya17 Nominated for Prestigious Award


Hot on the heels of Anya17’s  recent ‘Best  Stage or Film Production’ Media Award  win at The House of Commons  presented by the Human  Trafficking Foundation , this challenging opera reflecting the terrible  reality of Sex Trafficking in the EU has just been nominated for the UK’s most  prestigious Classical Music Award.

The Royal Philharmonic Society  (RPS) Music Awards are the highest recognition for live classical  music-making in the United Kingdom and were set up in 1989 to celebrate the  outstanding musical achievements of British and International musicians.

Anya17’s composer Adam Gorb commented “This is an extremely  exciting time for Anya17, with  performances in both Germany and Romania scheduled for later this year. To have  been informed yesterday of this award nomination, particularly an RPS award, is  wonderful news and a great honour in itself.”

Librettist Ben Kaye continued “In terms of  Classical music in the UK, this is equivalent in scale to an Oscar nomination.  The news is a terrific validation of the inspiration, skill, dedication and very  hard work put in by everyone involved in Anya17. Whether we stand there on the  podium on the day or not, this is a great opportunity to raise awareness of  Human Trafficking.”

Director Caroline  Clegg added “I am delighted to learn of this prestigious nomination and that  through the power of music we can continue to give voice to those who cannot  speak for themselves. The Conductor Clark Rundell, the  Cast, the Ensemble  10/10 and our fantastic Volunteers should all  feel very proud of what they have already achieved, and what we will continue to  achieve in shining a bright light on this vile, hidden ‘trade’, which by its  very nature can only flourish in the darkness.”

Anya17 was written to raise  awareness of the estimated 700,000 women and young girls trafficked into the EU  every year. Human Trafficking is a secretive £20,000,000,000 industry which is  second only in scope to the Drugs trade.  Anya17 is officially supported by  eleven national and international NGOs and bodies including The United  Nations.

Each RPS Award is decided by an  eminent jury from the music profession and the list of winners since 1989 reads  as a roll call of the finest living composers and musicians.  One of the  world’s oldest music societies, the RPS celebrates its 200th anniversary this year.

The Society’s media partners, BBC  Radio 3, carry extensive coverage of the Awards including a full length  programme which focuses on the winners. The Awards will be presented on May  14th at a dinner at the Dorchester Hotel, London.

Press Contact: Ben Kaye –  Tel: 07880 742252 – Email: – Website: (includes behind-the-scenes  footage). High quality Video, Audio and Stills available upon  request.

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