The National Youth Orchestra has been awarded the Queen’s Medal For Music at an event at the Barbican in London, the first time an organisation rather than an individual has been given the prize.
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Master of The Queen’s Music said: “I am delighted that the NYO is this year’s winner of The Queen’s Medal For Music. This award celebrates the overwhelmingly positive influence the NYO has had on the musical world as the standard-bearer for youth orchestras, both at home and abroad”.
The NYO’s first violinist Robbie Ruisi added: “Being presented with The Queen’s Medal For Music and performing live on stage with the London Symphony Orchestra was such a thrill, and an experience that I will never forget”.
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