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Prestigious Music award

01 July 2009

Professor Tyrrell accepts his award from HRH the Prince of WalesProfessor Tyrrell accepts his award from HRH the Prince of Wales

Professor John Tyrrell, School of Music, recently accepted his Fellowship of the Royal College of Music at a ceremony at the College with HRH the Prince of Wales.

Professor Tyrrell joined Cardiff in 2000 as a Research Professorial Fellow and became a Professor in 2003.

He is best known for his work on Czech music, in particular the composer Janaček, on whom he has written the definitive, two-volume biography. He was awarded the Czech Music Council’s prize for services to Czech music in 2004.

Professor David Wyn Jones, Head of School of Music said: "This honour reflects John Tyrrell's pre-eminent status as a scholar of Czech music and, in particular, the close collaboration between Cardiff University and the Royal College of Music, London, on a major database project directed by John that documents extant holdings in the UK of concert programmes, from the eighteenth century to the present day."

The award was in appreciation of Professor Tyrrell’s services to music and the College of Music and he joins many internationally-renowned musicians as Fellows. Past Fellows have included Edward Elgar, Thomas Beecham and Ralph Vaughan Williams.

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