We are delighted to announce that Askonas Holt’s former joint Chief Executive Martin Campbell-White has been made an Honorary Member of the Royal Philharmonic Society in recognition of his outstanding services to music. He is the 131st recipient since the first honorary membership was awarded to Carl Maria von Weber in 1826, and is the first artist manager to receive the honour.
The presentation of the certificate of Honorary Membership was made by RPS Gold Medallist, Sir Simon Rattle, on stage during a concert by the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican on Sunday 1 June 2014. The concert was conducted by Simon Rattle and also featured Askonas Holt artists Veronika Eberle performing Beethoven’s Violin Concerto and Anna Prohaska who sang in a performance of Hans Werner Henze’s Being Beauteous.
In its citation, the Council of the Royal Philharmonic Society says:
“Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Andrew Davis, Daniel Harding, Edward Gardner, Robin Ticciati – a roll call of the internationally acclaimed British orchestral conductors of the last 40 years. All have been identified, nurtured, managed, advised and supported in their careers by Martin Campbell-White, and together they have helped forge the UK’s extraordinary reputation for producing musicians of world class.”
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Click here to listen to the presentation.