Honorary Professor recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours list
(22 June 2017)
Honorary Professor, Sir Mark Elder, has been made Member of the Order of the Companions of Honour, which is ‘awarded for having a major contribution to the arts, science, medicine, or government lasting over a long period of time’. He is the Music Director of the Hallé Orchestra and receives his honour for services to music.
Sir Mark took up the post of Honorary Professor in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures at the start of the current academic year. He has been Music Director of the Hallé since September 2000 and works as a guest with the world’s leading opera houses and symphony orchestras.
He was knighted in 2008 and was awarded a CBE in 1989. He won an Olivier Award in 1991 for his outstanding work at the English National Opera, and in May 2006 was named Conductor of the Year by the Royal Philharmonic Society. He was awarded Honorary Membership of the Royal Philharmonic Society in 2011.