King's alumna wins RPS Music Award
King's alumna and composer Kate Whitley (KC 2007) won the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award for Audiences and Engagement with her outreach project, Multi-Story. Presented in association with BBC Radio 3 on 10 May, the RPS awards celebrated live classical music in the UK. Multi-Story was awarded for its “ingenuity, simplicity and impact in the local community”.
Having studied music at King's, Kate founded Multi-Story alongside conductor Christopher Stark. The outreach project aims to bring classical music to unexpected places. One such unexpected place is a multi-storey car park in London. Multi-Story's RPS Award recognizes its 2015 concert season staged in the Bold Tendencies car park in Peckham, South London.
On winning this award, Kate says “We're absolutely thrilled to have won and so proud that our audience engagement initiatives have been recognised alongside such amazing artists and organisations."
Multi-Story also commissioned the winning piece for Kate's 2015 British Composer Award for Amateur or Young Performer. Further information about the outreach project is available from the Multi-Story website.