The New Year's Honours list has recognised several leading figures in classical music.


Among those awarded for services to music are former Radio 3 controller Roger Wright (pictured above) and artistic director of the Southbank Centre Jude Kelly, both of whom have been named CBE.

Alan Davey, Wright’s replacement as controller of Radio 3, is also the recipient of a CBE along with Olivier-award winning director Richard Jones, who is known for his work with the English and Welsh National Operas.

Retired banker and violinist, Jonathan Moulds also collects a CBE, for his services as chair of the London Symphony Orchestra development board and advisory council.

Founder and artistic director of Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore has been named OBE along with John Lubbock, founder and principal conductor of the Orchestra of St John’s. Lubbock received his award not only for his services to music, but also for his work helping those with autism and learning difficulties.

Among those awarded with an MBE are violinist Rodney Friend and founder and chorus master of the Royal Northern Sinfonia, Alan Fearon.

Anne Marsden Thomas, founder of the St Giles International Organ School and professor of organ at the Royal Academy of Music has been named MBE for services to organ music.

Click here to view the full list of honours.

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