Simon Keenlyside Knighted By The Queen

Baritone Simon Keenlyside was knighted in the Queen’s birthday honors list.

The baritone, who is best known for his interpretations of Mozart, was among the list of classical music figures who were honored by the queen.

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa was made a Companion of Honour, joining the likes of conductor Sir Mark Elder and percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie in the prestigious order.

Composer Thomas Ades was also honored by being made a CBE, while mezzo-soprano Alice Coote was recognized with an OBE.

Classic FM’s Composer in Residence, Debbie Wiseman was also awarded an OBE for Services to Music.

Outside the classical music circle, actor Emma Thompson was made a Dame and author Kazuo Ishiguro was knighted. Actors Tom Hardy and Keira Knightley were made a CBE and OBE respectively. Veteran broadcaster and author Bamber Gascoigne was also recognized as a CBE.

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Francisco Salazar
FRANCISCO SALAZAR, (Publisher) worked as a reporter for Latin Post where he has had the privilege of interviewing numerous opera stars including Anita Rachvelshvili and Ailyn Perez. He also worked as an entertainment reporter where he covered the New York and Tribeca Film Festivals and interviewed many celebrities such as Antonio Banderas, Edgar Ramirez and Benedict Cumberbatch. He currently freelances for Remezcla. He holds a Masters in Media Management from the New School and a Bachelor's in Film Production and Italian studies from Hofstra University.

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