|Sir John Eliot Gardiner receives RCM honorary doctorate from HRH The Prince of Wales|
During HRH The Prince of Wales annual President's visit to the Royal College of Music on Tuesday 7th March, he paid tribute to outstanding musicians and industry leaders. This included an Honorary Doctorate for Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
On collecting the award Sir John Eliot Gardiner recalled the impact of the Royal College of Music on his career, commenting:
“In my teens I attended master classes by Nadia Boulanger at the Royal College of Music and was blown away by her inspirational exposés of works by Fauré, Schubert and others. It planted the seeds of an idea that one day I might study with her full time. Pretty well every day of my professional life as a musician I’ve thanked my lucky stars that I did, so I have long been grateful to the RCM for this experience.”