English National Opera director Edward Gardner has been named among the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, being awarded an OBE for services to music.
The conductor, who last year became the youngest ever conductor to lead a Last Night of the Proms, joins an impressive roll call of musical personalities who will be more than familiar to Muso readers, with other OBE recipients including choir trainer Gareth Malone, violinist Tasmin Little and pianist Joanna MacGregor.
Opera director David McVicar receives a knighthood, and CBEs go to composer Michael Berkeley and Harry Christophers, founder and director of The Sixteen.
MBEs were given to composers Douglas Coombes and Ernest Tomlinson; Glyndebourne’s former head of education, Katie Tearle; and Joanna Wiesner, given the award for services to music and the arts in Bath.
Orders of Merit: Music
Knights Bachelor David McVicar, For serv Opera
CBE Michael Berkeley, Composer and Broadcaster, For serv Music
CBE Dr Richard Henry Tudor Christophers, Founder, The Sixteen, For serv Music
OBE Edward Gardner, Music dir, English National Opera, For serv Music
OBE Andrew John Jowett, Chief exec, Performances Birmingham Symphony Hall and Town Hall, For serv Music
OBE Ms Tasmin Little, Violinist, For serv Music
OBE Ms Joanna MacGregor, Pianist, For serv Music
OBE Gareth Malone Choirmaster and Broadcaster, For serv Music
OBE Miss Elaine Marguirite Padmore, Formerly dir of Opera, R Opera House, For serv Music
MBE Douglas John Coombes, For serv Music
MBE Felix Cross Artistic, dir, NITRO, For serv Musical Theatre
MBE Dr Richard James Shephard DL, Chamberlain and dir of Development, York Minster, For serv Music and Education
MBE Ivor Robert Stevenson Chairperson, Armagh Old Boys Silver Band, For serv Music and to the commty in Northern Ireland
MBE Ms Katherine Tearle, Formerly head of Education, Glyndebourne, For serv Music
MBE Ernest Tomlinson, For serv Music
MBE Mrs Joanna Mary Wiesner, For serv Music and to the Arts in Bath
BEM Samuel Ronald Martin Bothwell JP, For serv Music and the commty in Northern Ireland
BEM Richard Michael, For serv Music Education
BEM Colin John Nicholson, For serv Music in Colchester
BEM Mrs Elizabeth Roberts, For serv Music and to the commty in Anglesey
BEM Leonard Trevillion, For serv Music in Mayfield, East Sussex
OBE Karel Mark Chichon, Co-Founder and Artistic dir, Gibraltar Philharmonic Society, For serv music and culture in Gibraltar