British cellist Oliver Coates has won the young artists category at the Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) Music Awards. Coates is artist-in-residence at London's Southbank Centre, and has performed with the Aurora Orchestra, London Contemporary Orchestra and London Sinfonietta.

Other RPS Music Award winners included composer Sally Beamish, who won the chamber-scale composition award for her String Quartet no.3, Reed Stanzas