RNCM’s 2014 Fellows and Honorary Members

The RNCM is pleased to announce its 2014 Fellows and Honorary Members.

This year Fellowships (FRNCM) have been awarded to Japanese composer and marimba player Keiko Abe, conductor and Music Director of Opera North Richard Farnes, Russian cellist Karine Georgian, and Polish conductor and composer Krzysztof Penderecki, while Honorary Memberships (HonRNCM) have been awarded to Sir Nicholas Hytner, Director of London’s National Theatre, and Jean Oglesby, one of the College’s loyal advocates and supporters.

Richard Farnes, Karine Georgian and Jean Oglesby were awarded their accolades at the RNCM’s annual Congregation of Awards on Friday 12 December: Richard Farnes’ was presented by Stefan Janski, RNCM Head of Opera, Karine Georgian’s by fellow cellist and Head of the School of Strings Chris Hoyle, and Jean Oglesby’s by Susan Baines, the College’s Vice Principal (Operations). Keiko Abe, Sir Nicholas Hytner, and Krysztof Penderecki will be presented with theirs during visits to the RNCM in 2015.

Since 1974, the RNCM has awarded numerous Fellowships and Honorary Memberships to world-renowned musicians, conductors, composers, educators, and advocates, including Placido Domingo, Sir John Dankworth, András Schiff, Dame Joan Sutherland, Dame Janet Baker, Sir Mark Elder, Hans Werner Henze and Sir Bernard Lovell.


15 December 2014