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Donald Runnicles Knighted

Queen's Birthday Honours bestows knighthood on BBC SSO's Conductor Emeritus

The Office of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has announced the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2020.

Among those honored was the BBC SSO's Conductor Emeritus, Donald Runnicles, who has been bestowed with the title of the Knights Bachelor, for services to Music. Sir Donald was Chief Conductor of the orchestra from 2009 to 2016.

He is currently the General Music Director of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and Music Director of the Grand Teton Music Festival (Jackson, Wyoming), as well as Principal Guest Conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

Sir Donald Runnicles

BBC SSO Conductor Emeritus Sir Donald Runnicles talks about working with the orchestra.