Many congratulations to Tim Reynish, awarded an MBE for services to music in the Queen's Birthday Honours.
Renowned the world over for his work with orchestras and ensembles, Tim joined the RNCM in 1975 as a tutor for the Postgraduate Conducting Course, before spending 25 years as Head of the School of Wind and Percussion (now Wind, Brass and Percussion). He has worked significantly with the RNCM Wind Orchestra, both in the recording studio and in concert, and has conducted a wide range of RNCM Opera productions over the years.
Now a part-time Tutor in Chamber Music, Tim said: 'In accepting this honour, I am extremely conscious of the enormous support I have had from my wife, family and the thousands of musicians of all ages who have played for me over the past 60 years – schoolchildren, students, amateurs and professionals including past and present staff and students of the Royal Northern College of Music.
'I am also grateful to the administrators of the orchestras and ensembles that I have conducted and the dozens of composers who have written works for me.
'It has been a wonderful voyage of discovery which has taken me on a global journey visiting many countries in Europe, North and South America, Australasia, the Middle East and the Far East. Many thanks to everybody who has helped me along the way, this recognition is as much for you and the music we play as it is for me.'