The Prince of Wales awarded musical honours as he celebrated his 25th year as President of the Royal College of Music. Prince Charles also heard the RCM’s new organ for the first time during the ceremony. This instrument was designed and built by Flentrop Orgelbouw as part of the College’s transformative More Music development. The ceremony also featured performances from “exceptional” recent graduates.
“The annual visit by our President, HRH The Prince of Wales,” Professor Colin Lawson CBE, Director of the Royal College of Music, said, “is a highlight of the Royal College of Music calendar. I am delighted to welcome him in this anniversary year to hear the magnificent new organ and honour the individuals who have made important contributions to the RCM and wider musical community.”