The presentation of Honorary Membership of the Royal Philharmonic Society was made to the first Artistic Director of Opera North, David Lloyd-Jones in 2007.
The presentation was made at the RPS Music Awards held at the Dorchester Hotel, London, on Tuesday 8 May 2007.
The citation from the RPS Council reads:
"In a career spanning over 45 years, David Lloyd-Jones’ work has spanned conducting, artistic leadership and scholarship. At Opera North he conducted fifty different productions, laying a solid foundation for its future. He continues to champion many British composers of the twentieth century through recordings and performance. His scholarly work includes editions of Walton, Elgar and Bliss and the definitive edition of Boris Godunov, which, together with his translations of Russian operas, are performed worldwide."
Ricardo Castro: International pianist who established a flourishing youth music programme in Bahià, Brazil. Awarded RPS Honorary Membership in 2013.
DID YOU KNOW?
In 1824 the Philharmonic Society paid Beethoven 50 pounds to commission his 9th Symphony.