Pianist András Schiff has received a knighthood for services to music in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2014. Born in Budapest, Schiff took British citizenship in 2001. He has won two Gramophone Awards, the first in 1990 for his recording of Schubert's Schwanengesang with tenor Peter Schreier for Decca, the second in 1991 for Schubert's Die Schöne Mullerin, again with Peter Schreier.
Soprano Susan Bullock has been awarded a CBE. She said, "I am absolutely thrilled to receive this honour. To spend my life doing something that I dearly love is a great privilege, and to be recognised in this way is not only very moving for me, but also wonderful for this fantastic art form which must be cherished at all costs.'
Also receiving honours are: John Berry (Artistic Director of English National Opera, CBE), Janis Susskind (Managing Director of Boosey & Hawkes Music Publisers, OBE), Martin Binks (Conductor and Artistic Director of Leeds Symphony Orchestra, MBE), Andrew Penny (Musical Director and Conductor of Hull Philharmonic Orchestra, MBE). Andrew Penny's recordings of Malcolm Arnold's nine symphonies for Naxos with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland are worth investigating.