Two new recipients of the Society’s Medal have been announced and will be presented later this year.
Conductor Alexander Walker has been a champion of British music and Elgar in particular over many years, performing his music both in the UK and in places as far flung as Belarus, Russia, Poland and Turkey. This year his schedule includes the Enigma Variations in Leatherhead, the Starlight Express in Abingdon and Symphony No.2 in Romania. The Elgar Society is delighted to recognise his contribution to the appreciation of Elgar’s music particularly overseas.
Soprano Teresa Cahill has been a firm supporter of the music of Edward Elgar for many years. Over a long and distinguished career, she has performed the widest possible range of his music in concert, broadcasts and on record. In so doing she has shared the stage with such well known Elgarians as Richard Lewis, Vernon Handley and Sir Alexander Gibson. This award represents a long overdue recognition of her outstanding work and commitment to Elgar’s music.