Many congratulations to Harry Bicket, Joseph Middleton and Catherine Wyn-Rogers, who feature in the latest Honours awarded by the Royal Academy of Music and the University of London, announced earlier today.
Both Harry Bicket and Catherine Wyn-Rogers have been awarded Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music (Hon RAM), given to distinguished musicians who did not attend the Academy. Other artists awarded alongside Harry and Catherine include Hugh Laurie, Audra McDonald and Imelda Staunton.
Joseph, who studied at the Academy with Malcolm Martineau and Michael Dussek, and now serves as a Vocal Coach, has been awarded Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music (FRAM). Limited to 300 former Academy students, the FRAM is presented “to those musicians who have distinguished themselves within the profession”.
Committed to education in the arts, Joseph is also Visiting Professor at the Royal Welsh School of Music and Drama, Musician in Residence at Pembroke College Cambridge, where he curates an imaginative song recital series as well as directing the University’s Lieder Scheme, and is Director of Leeds Lieder, which has an incredible education and outreach team working with over 500 young people in primary and secondary schools across Leeds.
Highlights of Harry’s 2017/18 season include his debut with RTE National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, return visits to Lyric Opera of Chicago (Orphée et Eurydice), Metropolitan Opera (Le nozze di Figaro), Royal Northern Sinfonia, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony, and a masterclass with the Juilliard School. He has just completed a highly successful run of performances with The English Concert of Rinaldo in Europe and the US (Carnegie Hall). With Santa Fe Opera this summer he will conduct performances of Bernstein’s Candide.
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