MIA Music Awards

Ted Brewer Violins, based in Lincoln has scooped the prestigious Music Industries Association (MIA)’s Music Award for Best Export Innovation, sponsored by Messe Frankfurt , announced at the evening ceremony held at The Park Lane Hotel, Piccadilly, London on October 14.

MIA Music Awards

Ted Brewer Violins fought off tough competition for this prestigious award, from other exhibitors at the 2008 Musikmesse in Frankfurt to win the award for Best Export Innovation for their Vivo2 Electric Violins. In addition to winning the award Ted Brewer Violins were awarded a free exhibition stand at the 2009 Musikmesse.

Ted Brewer, commented; “We are thrilled to have won this award which recognises what we believe to be an exceptional instrument. It has just confirmed what we already knew, that our Vivo2 Electric Violin is extremely innovative and we intend to go on producing more and more cutting edge products.”

The MIA Music Awards honour the best selling and most reliable and innovative products and retail initiatives in the UK and celebrate the top individuals and organisations within the musical instrument industry. In what has been a challenging year for the industry the MIA Music Awards provide a much needed opportunity to acknowledge the professionals who continue to drive forward creativity and innovation.

The Awards ceremony, supported by sponsors Classic FM, Future Titles, Musicguard Insurance, SGM-FX, GFK Marketing Services, HSBC, Arts Council of England, NAMM, Allianz Insurance, MESSE and Sibelius was attended by guests and VIPs from the whole breadth of the music industry and included representatives from the Government and UK music charities.

Paul McManus, chief executive, MIA, said: “The MIA Music Awards are a celebration of the vibrancy, diversity and achievements of the industry. The evening provides an important opportunity to give due recognition to those aspiring individuals and organisations that are currently at the forefront of our industry. Many congratulations to Ted Brewer Violins who are deserved winners for 2008.

Ted Brewer Violins are in the Creative Industries Quarter in Lincoln based at the Terrace – to visit the workshop or for more information www.tedbrewerviolins.com