King's alumnus and former Organ Scholar Thomas Trotter (KC 1976) has been awarded the Queen's Medal for Music for the year 2020. Thomas is one of the world’s most revered concert organists, and is the sixteenth recipient of the award. He has been the Birmingham City Organist since 1983, and is also a Visiting Fellow in Organ Studies at the Royal Northern College of Music.
On hearing of the award, Thomas said:
I am deeply honoured to be awarded The Queen’s Medal for Music for 2020. To have my work recognised in this way is totally unexpected and highly gratifying, and it is a privilege to join the list of distinguished recipients of this award.