Graham Vick, Jane Glover & Daniel Harding Highlight New Year Honours 2021

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
Credits: Groves Artists official website / John Batten / Julian Hargreaves

The government of the United Kingdom has officially announced the list of New Year Honours 2021. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has awarded the honors to a number of persons for outstanding achievements across the country.

Among those awarded is opera director Graham Vick, who was knighted for his services to music and the regions. Vick was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2009 Birthday Honours.

Famed conductor and musicologist Jane Glover was awarded the title of the Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire; conductor Daniel Harding, composer Julian Anderson and the founder and CEO of Pimlico Opera and Grange Park Opera Wasfi Kani received the award of Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

Pianist Wayne Marshall received the title of Officer of the Order of the British Empire.

Vick has become renowned for his productions of major operas, such as Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde” and “Parsifal,” Mozart’s “Idomeneo,” “Die Zauberflöte,” “Le Nozze di Figaro” and “Don Giovanni,” Rossini’s “Semiramide,” and Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut” and “La bohème,” among others. Vick is also the Artistic Director of Birmingham Opera Company.

Glover recently conducted Gluck’s “Orfeo et Euridice” at the Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, and Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro” at the Aspen Music Festival, among others.

Harding recently conducted Schubert’s “Fierrabras” at the Teatro alla Scala, and Debussy’s “Pelléas et Melisande” at the Wiener Staatsoper, among others. Harding currently serves as the Principal Conductor of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.