Faber Music is delighted to congratulate Dr Colin Matthews on his OBE, awarded to him for services to music, and announced in the January 2011 New Year’s Honours List.
Faber Music is delighted to congratulate Colin Matthews on his OBE, awarded to him for services to music, and announced in the January 2011 New Year’s Honours List.
The honour was undoubtedly not only a recognition of his international reputation as composer, but also for his tireless behind-the-scenes work on behalf of other composers. He is active as an administrator of the Holst Foundation, Chairman of the Britten Estate and Trustee of the Britten-Pears Foundation. He was a member of the Council of the SPNM for 20 years, was a director of the PRS from 1992 to 1995, and a Council Member of the RPS since 2005. He is founder and Executive Producer of NMC Recordings. He is advisor to the LSO on its programme for young composers, and teaches every year at the Aldeburgh Composer's Course at the Red House. He has had a long-term relationship with the Hallé Orchestra both as an advisor and as composer in association. There are many other ways in which his selfless generosity has helped others, especially composer colleagues and young emerging composers. He received the PRS/RPS Leslie Boosey Award in 2005 in recognition of his contribution to the furtherance of contemporary music in Britain. This honour is much deserved.