Len Blavatnik, owner of large chunk of the music business, has been awarded a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday List. He has donated a school of government to Oxford University and an extension to the Tate Modern gallery.
The Halle Orchestra music director Sir Mark Elder has been made a Companion of Honour, as has the singer-songwriter Sir Paul McCartney.
The composer George Benjamin receives a knighthood
The mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly is made a Dame.
The Canadian baritone Gerald Finley is made CBE.
The double-bass player and orchestra founder Chi-chi Nwanoku becomes OBE, as do baritone Roderick Williams and European Union Youth Orchestra founder Justine Bryer.
Congratulations to all.