The Takács Quartet and violinist Alina Ibragimova were among the winners of the 2011 Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards, which acknowledge achievements in live classical music during 2010.

The Takács Quartet, which gave a complete Beethoven quartets cycle at the Southbank Centre in 2009–10, won in the Chamber Music and Song category. Ibragimova received the Young Artists award, with the jury congratulating the 25-year-old for her 'landmark year' in 2010.

Other winners included the Aurora Orchestra, which received the ensemble award, and composer Brian Ferneyhough, whose String Quartet no.6 won the award for best chamber-scale composition.