Tuesday 5 January 2016

New Year's Honours

Our warmest congratulations go out to several individuals associated with the RCM whose achievements were recognised in the 2016 New Year’s Honours list.

Awarded the OBE is pianist Malcolm Martineau. Since graduating from the Royal College of Music in the 1980s he has made his name as one of the world's greatest accompanists. Leslie East HonRCM, former Chief Executive of ABRSM, was also awarded the OBE.

Celebrated violinist Alina Ibragimova – who gave no fewer than four performances at the 2015 BBC Proms – was made MBE, as was fellow RCM alumna Catherine Arlidge, a City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra violinist honoured for her exceptional outreach work.

Also awarded an MBE for services to the arts and education was Nigel Woolner, a Fellow of the RCM, former RCM Council Member and current Chair of the Mills Williams Foundation.

Our congratulations to them, and to all of those honoured.

Image: Malcolm Martineau © Russell Duncan

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