Oboist and conductor Nicholas Daniel, who will play a concert at King's this Sunday (29 January), has just been awarded The Queen's Medal for Music. The Master of the Queen's Music, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, will be attending this Sunday's concert and making an informal announcement about Nicholas' award of the medal.
Nicholas has become a regular visitor to King's in the last few years and is also playing in the Gala Charity Concert on 27 April.
He said, 'I feel deeply honoured and truly delighted to receive The Queen’s Medal for Music in this exciting year for Great Britain. As a performer my job is to serve the composers I perform as best I can, so to have my vocation acknowledged in this way is really wonderful.'
The Queen's Medal for Music is given to an individual who has had a major influence on the musical life of the nation. It was first awarded in 2005 and past winners have included Bryn Terfel, Emma Kirkby and Sir Colin Davis. Nicholas will be presented with the award by The Queen at an audience later this year.
For information on this Sunday's concert as well as the Gala Charity Concert see Concerts at King's