On Thursday, July 7, the Academic Board of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland will award an honorary degree to Marin Alsop for her truly outstanding contributions to her profession and achievements which richly deserve high distinction and recognition. Other honorees include actors Ncuti Gatwa and Sam Heughan, and composer Errollyn Wallen.
Professor Jeffrey Sharkey, Principal of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, said: “This year, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is delighted to be honoring four exceptional artists who not only entertain audiences across the globe but continue to inspire and show real leadership. Marin Alsop, Ncuti Gatwa, Sam Heughan and Errollyn Wallen are outstanding ambassadors and role models. It is also an opportunity to recognize the groundbreaking artists who use their art, and platforms, as powerful vehicles for change.”