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New Year's Honours

Wednesday 7 January 2015


We offer warm congratulations to the many musicians whose achievements have been recognised in the New Year’s Honours list. Among them are two long-standing supporters of the RCM:

Dasha Shenkman was appointed OBE for her services to Philanthropy and the Arts. Dasha is a devoted supporter of the arts and has been involved in several RCM initiatives since 1998. She is a member of the RCM Chairman’s Circle and also funds the Dasha Shenkman Scholarship. She supports an innovative recital series in memory of her mother at the National Gallery as well as a high-profile masterclass series at the RCM.

Philip Carne was appointed MBE for services to Philanthropy. As members of the RCM Chairman's Circle and through the Richard Carne Scholarships, which support four scholars every year, Philip and his wife Christine, have made a transformative impact on the RCM and their generosity makes a tangible difference to the success of many students. 

You can read interviews with Dasha and Philip on the RCM website.

Many other classical music luminaries have also been recognised for their contribution to the arts in the New Year's Honours. You can find out more about those honoured on the Classic FM website.