Congratulations to Alison Balsom on receiving an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2016! Speaking about this prestigious award, Alison said:
“I’m absolutely thrilled to receive an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours – particularly in this very special year. It means a great deal to be recognised and awarded for my endeavours in the world of music, which have also brought me great personal joy and fulfilment. It is also a fantastic message to the rest of the world that we in Britain consistently make this public recognition of individuals in the arts – which remain such an important part of our national identity”.