Master of the Queen’s Music Judith Weir has taken over from Sir Peter Maxwell Davies as NMC’s Debut Discs ambassador.

Weir recently described the label as being ‘at the beating heart of British music’, adding: ‘It is absolutely essential that composers on the brink of an international career can gain a major album release.

‘NMC is making this happen with Debut Discs and we need to support them to create more.’