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Royal Academy of Music awards honorary memberships

2:39, 6th July 2018

The Royal Academy of Music has awarded honorary memberships to Hugh Laurie, Imelda Staunton, and Paul Lewis among others.

They joined over 200 students receiving their degrees at St Marylebone Parish Church and the new Susie Sainsbury Theatre at graduation ceremonies this week.

In addition, the academy awarded the degree of Doctor of Music ‘honoris causa’ to composer and conductor Oliver Knussen. Previous recipients include the late Colin Davis, Elton John, Peter Maxwell Davies, Daniel Barenboim and John Adams.

The full list of honorands is as follows:

Honorary Membership of the Royal Academy of Music

Imelda Staunton CBE

Hugh Laurie CBE

Sian Edwards

Paul Lewis CBE

Hannah Roberts

Catherine Wyn-Roberts


Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Music

Robin Butler

Sir Andrew Parmley

Ian Ritchie CBE


Honorary Doctorate of the University of London

Oliver Knussen CBE


Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Music

Stephen Ashfield

Stephen Goss

Sholto Kynoch

Sophie Langdon

Jack Liebeck

Professor Linda Merrick

Hilary Summers


Honorary Associateship of the Royal Academy of Music

Daniel Bowling


Associateship of the Royal Academy of Music

Andrew Alexander

Christine Allado

Bob Broad

Susanna Cork

Matt Elson

Kate Marlais

James Spilling

Laura Tebbutt

Alex Young



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