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ESTA (UK) President, Nicola Benedetti, made a CBE in 2019 New Year’s Honours

Congratulations to ESTA (UK) president Nicola Benedetti

ESTA (UK) would like to offer heartfelt congratulations to our president, Nicola Benedetti, on being made CBE in the New Year Honours list 2019. Nicola has already been awarded an MBE in 2013 and the Queen’s Medal for Music in 2017, but this latest honour goes to show just how hard she is working on behalf of the musical community.

“I am very grateful to receive this honour. Thank you. This meaningful public recognition encourages me to deepen my commitment to music, to playing and to providing enrichment, inspiration and variation to the education system that serves communities throughout the UK. I am more resolved than ever to reinforce my advocacy for arts and culture, and to challenge what it means to teach music well.” – Nicola Benedetti