Richard McNicol

2004 Recipient: Richard McNicol

Richard McNicol, Animateur of the London Symphony Orchestra was presented with Honorary Membership of the RPS by Evelyn Glennie at the RPS Music Awards Dinner in London on 5 May 2004.

In making this award, the Council of the RPS concurred:

Richard McNicol has helped redefine the way in which music is understood and enjoyed. He recognises that music is best learnt at all ages and levels by working creatively with a broad range of music materials and has pioneered an extraordinary, highly creative approach to music, which gets pupils deeply involved in myriad musical experiences.


Sir Simon Rattle, principal conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic: RPS Gold Medal Awarded in 1999.


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