Harry Christophers

Harry Christophers awarded CBE in Queen's Birthday Honours List

18 June 2012

Harry Christophers has been awarded a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his services to music as part of the Queen's 2012 Birthday Honours List. The title is one of the most prestigious available to civilians in the UK and recognises outstanding contributions in various fields across the country and follows his Early Music prize at the International Classical Music Awards in February this year. Christophers is joined by composer Michael Berkeley as the two musicians honoured with a CBE in this year's list. 

Renowned for his work in Renaissance and Baroque repertoire, Harry Christophers is the Founder and conductor of The Sixteen, one of the UK's most celebrated ensembles of its kind. Christophers also holds the posts of Artistic Director of the Handel and Haydn Society and Principal Guest Conductor of the Orquesta Ciudad de Granada. Past awards have included a Diapason d'Or, MIDEM Classical and Gramophone's coveted Artist of the Year.