Every year at this time the British government publishes the long list of British subjects who have been given awards in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Several prominent musicians are on this year’s list:
Order of the British Empire: Dame Commander (DBE)
Mitsuko Uchida, CBE, Pianist. For services to classical music.
Order of the British Empire: Commander (CBE)
Stephen Cleobury, Director of Music, Kings College, University of Cambridge. For services to music.
Simon Preston, OBE, Organist. For services to classical music.
Jonathan Pryce, Actor. For services to drama.
Graham Vick, Artistic Director, Birmingham Opera. For services to opera.