Timothy Walker, the Australian-born Chief Executive and Artistic Director of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, has been awarded a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2020 UK New Year’s Honours List.

Walker, who has held his dual role at the LPO since 2002, was awarded the CBE for services to the Arts and Music, having helped transform the LPO into one of the world’s finest symphony orchestras.

Timothy Walker. Photograph © Chris Blott

“Everyone at the London Philharmonic Orchestra is thrilled that Timothy’s work for the Orchestra has been recognised by Her Majesty. He has led the LPO with great originality, flair and passion ensuring that the Orchestra is at the forefront of the UK’s cultural life with inspiring, inclusive programming, highest artistic standards and thoughtfully developed work with tens of thousands of people in our local and broader communities. On behalf of the Orchestra, I send our most heartfelt congratulations to Timothy on this much deserved honour,” said Victoria Robey, OBE, Chairman of the LPO.

Walker said that he was “deeply honoured” to receive the award. “I would like to take this opportunity to thank the players of the...

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