The Queen’s Birthday Honours List recognises the achievements of a wide range of extraordinary people across the United Kingdom.

‘It is with great gratitude and real delight that I accept this honour. Being recognised for my dedication to music means a lot to me, as I truly believe in music’s transformative power and its importance to all our lives.

It’s a special privilege to receive this honour right now, as many front-line workers who have done and continue to do so much for us during these difficult times are also being honoured. I feel proud to be in their company.

Music is my life, and I intend to continue to further causes close to my heart, particularly our campaign to get every child in Britain playing instruments and singing in their primary schools – the Every Child a Musician campaign; also to help care for and support young musicians, especially young Black, Asian and ethnically diverse musicians; and to continue to promote, support and celebrate Britain’s many great composers.’

Nick Daniel
9th of October 2020