Photo: Walter van Dyck
Photo: Walter van Dyck

It was announced today that violinist Anthony Marwood has been awarded an MBE for his services to classical music in the 2018 New Year Honours List.

Of the award, Anthony said: “”After months of performing abroad, it was a thrilling surprise to return to the UK and this news. I’m beyond delighted.”

The recognition comes at the end of another extremely busy and rewarding year for Anthony. It saw him perform diverse and challenging repertoire throughout the US, Canada, Australia and Europe. Most notably he enthralled audiences in signature concertos, such as Concentric Paths by Thomas Adès with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, and Peteris Vasks’ Distant Light with Sydney Symphony Orchestra at Sydney Opera House, alongside concertos by Beethoven and Mendelssohn.

Reviewers’ praised Anthony as the “thrilling, virtuosic soloist” in the 2017 recording of the Walton violin concerto, his 50th for the Hyperion label, pinpointing his deep, intelligent musicianship and “un-flashy individualism”.

Congratulations Anthony, and we wish you continued success throughout 2018 and beyond!