John Wallace CBE awarded the 2021 Queen's Medal for Music

Posted by Mark Wlkinson on 23 November 2021


John Wallace

Foden's are thrilled to join the wave of congratulations for Professor John Wallace CBE in being awarded the 2021 Queen's Medal for Music. This is a richly deserved award for John who has dedicated much of his career to promoting arts education. 

John has been a Vice President at Foden's for over 10 years which makes us immensely proud of his latest achievements. His professional career as a trumpet player spans over five decades, playing with the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic and the London Symphony Orchestra. 

He has also held the posts of Head of the Brass Faculty at the Royal Academy of Music in London, before becoming Principal of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, formerly the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal College of Music, the Trinity Laban Conservatoire, the Leeds Conservatoire, the Royal Northern College of Music, and the Royal Irish Academy of Music.   

Previous winners of this prestigious award include Sir Colin Davis CH CBE, Dame Emma Kirkby DBE and Nicola Benedetti MBE 

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