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
Paul Lewis CBE
Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Music
Sir Andrew Parmley
Ian Ritchie CBE
Honorary Doctorate of the University of London
Oliver Knussen CBE
Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Music
Professor Linda Merrick
Honorary Associateship of the Royal Academy of Music
Associateship of the Royal Academy of Music