Sir Charles Mackerras to receive the first Queen's Medal for Music
Saturday, July 16, 2005
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Master of the Queenís Music announced at the BBC Henry Wood Promenade Concert tonight that Sir Charles Mackerras would be the first recipient of the Queenís 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.