National Award for Sound Festival Director

Fiona Robertson, Director of sound, has been awarded the biennial RPS Leslie Boosey Award for her tireless work in the promotion of new music in the UK.

The award recognises those who work in the background, promoting and organising new works and artistes.  “I am thrilled to be the recipient of the Leslie Boosey award, and proud to join a list of such illustrious previous recipients,” says Fiona Robertson. “It’s a great recognition for the work that many other people as well as myself have put in to developing sound and creating new music opportunities in Scotland, in particular in the North East.”


sound is a new music incubator based in the North East of Scotland encouraging new music creation and discovery. sound is also the research playground for staff and student composers and performers at the University. Professor Pete Stollery, from the Department of Music, is one of the founding directors and has pioneered new music in both the urban and rural environments of the North East of Scotland.


The next Sound Festival will run from 23 October – 3 November 2019.