We would like to congratulate our Trustee Dr Jeremy Huw Williams and our Vice President Prof Julian Lloyd Webber, who have both been named in the Queen’s birthday honours (11 June 2021).
Professor Julian Lloyd Webber has supported Music in Hospitals & Care for over 25 years and has been a Vice President of the charity since 2004. As a world renowned solo cellist, he has premiered more than 60 works and made many award winning recordings. Julian champions work that provides access to music for all. He was Principal of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire for five years and is founder and Chair of Sistema England, which facilitates instrument donations and both leadership and performance mentoring for young people from underprivileged backgrounds. Julian will be awarded Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).
Jeremy Huw Williams is a Welsh baritone and has been on our Board of Trustees since 2016. He made his debut with Welsh National Opera as Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) and has since appeared in more than sixty operatic roles. He has given performances at major venues in North and South America, Australia, China, India, and most European countries. He frequently records for BBC Radio 3 and has made many commercial recordings, including more than ten solo discs of songs. In 2011 he received the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Music from the University of Aberdeen. Jeremy will be awarded Medal of the Order of the British Empire (BEM).
Congratulations to everyone who has been named in this year’s honours.
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