Nicola Benedetti Appointed Honorary President of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

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The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) lately introduced two new honorary appointments. Violinist Nicola Benedetti has been named because the Conservatoire’s Honorary President, a historic position which includes appearing as an envoy for the RCS and participating in commencement ceremonies. She’s going to maintain the place for a five-year time period.

Benedetti joins a listing of esteemed ex-Honorary Presidents, which incorporates Ralph Vaughan Williams, Dame Janet Baker, Sir Alexander Gibson, and Dame Judi Dench.

She will probably be joined within the position by the brand new Honorary Vice President Dr. Bridget McConnell CBE, who has lately retired from her place as Chief Government of the charitable group Glasgow Life.

“In Nicola and Bridget, as our new Honorary President and a Vice President, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is extraordinarily fortunate to have excellent worldwide cultural leaders and position fashions who’re passionate and educated advocates for the ability of the humanities,” mentioned Professor Jeffrey Sharkey, the Principal of the Royal Conservatoire. “I am thrilled and proud to have them as a part of our neighborhood.”

“It’s such an honour to be appointed Honorary President of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland because it celebrates its 175th anniversary and to comply with such an illustrious checklist of individuals on this position,” mentioned Nicola Benedetti.

“Establishments that nurture the very best excellence have an important position to play in the way forward for Scotland,” she mentioned.