And the honours go to…

The Queen’s Birthday Honours were announced on 11 June and as usual the list of names featured many musicians. Among those with ties to contemporary music were the composer and conductor George Benjamin (Knighthood); double bassist and Chineke! founder Chi-chi Nwanoku (pictured), and singer and composer Roderick Williams (both OBE); and composer, producer and co-director of the Young Persons Concert Foundation Ian Dean, and CoMA Artistic Director Chris Shurety (both MBE).

The Queen’s Birthday Honours were announced on 11 June and as usual the list of names featured many musicians. Among those with ties to contemporary music were the composer and conductor George Benjamin (Knighthood); double bassist and Chineke! founder Chi-chi Nwanoku (pictured), and singer and composer Roderick Williams (both OBE); and composer, producer and co-director of the Young Persons Concert Foundation Ian Dean, and CoMA Artistic Director Chris Shurety (both MBE).

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