October 06, 2015

Karl Jenkins receives Knighthood at Buckingham Palace

One of the world's most beloved composers, Jenkins released his autobiography 'Still With the Music' last month.

Karl Jenkins, the famed composer of The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace, Adiemus, Palladio and other contemporary masterpieces, was awarded a knighthood from the Princess Royal in a ceremony today at Buckingham Palace. He becomes the first Welsh composer to be knighted.

At 71, Sir Karl is one of today's most popular British composers. Last month saw the much-anticipated release of his autobiography, Still With the Music, and a companion album celebrating his meditative, instantly recognisable sound.

An 8-CD boxed set of his choral and vocal music, Voices, was released on 25 September and features singers such as Bryn Terfel and Lucy Crowe as soloists with the London Symphony Orchestra and London Philharmonic.