Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Master of the QueenĂ­s Music announced at the BBC Henry Wood Promenade Concert tonight that Sir Charles Mackerras would be the first recipient of the QueenĂ­s Medal for Music Award.

The purpose of the award is to raise the general profile of music within the UK, and to reward individuals who have had a major influence on the musical life of the nation. Winners may be of any nationality but they must have had a major influence on the musical life of the UK.

 

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