HRH The Prince of Wales today conferred honours to leading names in the international music world at a ceremony held in the Royal College of Music’s (RCM) historic Blomfield Building in South Kensington. … Those honoured today include internationally acclaimed conductor and Music Director of the Royal Opera House Sir Antonio Pappano, who received an honorary doctorate from the College for his remarkable contribution to music. Tenor Jonas Kaufmann also received an honorary doctorate from the RCM today.
Among the individuals made Fellows of the RCM today were Music Director of English National Opera Martyn Brabbins, Grammy-nominated composer, Classic FM’s Composer in Residence and RCM Visiting Professor Debbie Wiseman OBE and Academy-Award-winning composer Rachel Portman OBE. Portman was the first female composer to win an Academy Award in the category of Best Musical or Comedy Score (for Emma in 1996). She was also the first woman to receive the Richard Kirk Award at the BMI Film & TV Awards for her contributions to film and television music.