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New Year's Honours

Friday 6 January 2012


We offer warm congratulations to the many musicians whose achievements have been recognised in the New Year’s Honours list. Among them are:

RCM Vice-President and alumnus Ian Stoutzker, a noted philanthropist who was appointed CBE for his services to music. Ian studied the violin with Albert Sammons at the RCM but later switched to the London School of Economics, which led to a successful career in banking. He is the chairman and co-founder (with Yehudi Menuhin) of Live Music Now.

RCM alumnus and inspirational trumpeter Clarence Adoo, member of the world's first paraorchestra, who was appointed MBE for services to music.

The Revd Ronald Corp, Founder and Artistic Director of the New London Orchestra, who was appointed OBE for his services to music.

Ralph Allwood, lately Precentor and Director of Music at Eton College, who was appointed MBE for services to choral music.

Antonio Pappano, Music Director of the Royal Opera House, who received a knighthood for his services to music.