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Silver Clef Award

The O2 Silver Clef Awards is an annual UK music awards lunch which has been running since 1976.[1]

O2 Silver Clef Awards
Awarded forOutstanding contribution to UK music
LocationUnited Kingdom
Presented byNordoff Robbins
Last awarded2018
Currently held byRoger Waters


The Silver Clef fundraising committee was founded in 1976 by musicians and managers from across the British music industry, who wanted to honour and award music artists whilst raising funds for Nordoff Robbins. The event went on to become the annual Silver Clef Awards and Lunch, an important date in the social and business calendar of the music industry, with even members of the Royal Family attending as guests of honour. The lunch is also the flagship event in the highly respected and well-known diary of fundraising events put on by Nordoff Robbins. The Silver Clef initiative eventually expanded to the USA, where members of the music community there arranged the first American Silver Clef Award Dinner and Auction in 1989. The funds from that event benefited the Nordoff Robbins Centre for Music Therapy based at New York University.

The 43rd annual event was held in July 2018 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, and raised £705,000.[2]


  • Committee Chair: Emma Banks[3][4]


  • Silver Clef Award (for outstanding contribution to UK music)[5]
  • Outstanding Achievement Award
  • Icon Award
  • International Award
  • Best Newcomer Award
  • Best Group Award
  • Best Female Award
  • Best Male Award
  • Classical Award
  • Innovation Award
  • Best Live Act

List of winnersEdit

Silver Clef Award

Outstanding Achievement Award

Best Newcomer Award

International Award

Classical Award

Icon Award

Best Female Award

Best Male Award

Best Group

Innovation Award

Best Live Act (voted for by the public)

Ambassadors of Rock Award

Best British Act Award

Discretionary Awards:

World Peace Award

Special Achievement Award

Heart Record/ Artist of the Year Award


  1. ^ "O2 Silver Clef Awards". Nordoff Robbins. Archived from the original on November 13, 2019. Retrieved November 13, 2019.
  2. ^ Hanley, James (July 7, 2018). "O2 Silver Clef Awards 2018: The magic moments". Music Week. Retrieved November 13, 2019.
  3. ^ Hanley, James (October 30, 2019). "CAA's Emma Banks joins Nordoff Robbins' Board of Trustees". Music Week. Retrieved November 13, 2019.
  4. ^ Chuba, Kirtsen (May 24, 2018). "Katy Perry, Lorde Agent Emma Banks to Receive 2018 Music Industry Trusts Award". Variety. Retrieved November 13, 2019.
  5. ^ "Silver Clef Award Winners Archive". Nordoff Robbins. Archived from the original on November 13, 2019. Retrieved November 13, 2019.
  6. ^ "Kylie Minogue picks up a top Silver Clef award and looks forward to a 'surreal' reunion with Jason Donovan". ITV. June 29, 2012. Retrieved November 13, 2019.
  7. ^ "The Clash to receive honorary Silver Clef award". BBC. June 21, 2013. Retrieved November 13, 2019.
  8. ^ Green, Alex (June 14, 2019). "Ed Sheeran and Dua Lipa among winners at Silver Clef Awards". Irish Independent. Retrieved November 13, 2019.

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