Faber Music is delighted to announce that George Benjamin has been awarded a Knighthood in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours.


Benjamin, who was made a CBE in the 2010 Birthday Honours, is currently at work on Lessons in Love and Violence, his latest operatic collaboration with Martin Crimp, which will premiere at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden on 10 May 2018.

Richard King, CEO of Faber Music, said: “We are completely thrilled, and offer George our heart-felt congratulations on this richly-deserved honour. Every new Benjamin work transports us to new places; his music continuously enlightens, thrills, surprises and delights audiences all over the world and we’re very proud to be the publisher of one of the most important living classical composers in the world. Congratulations, Sir George.”