Honorary degree for City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra music director

The music director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra has received an honorary degree.

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla with Stephen Maddock OBE, Chief Executive of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and Bridget Blow CBE, Chair of the CBSO

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla with Stephen Maddock OBE, Chief Executive of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and Bridget Blow CBE, Chair of the CBSO. Pic: University of Birmingham

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla was joined by six other honorary graduates at the University of Birmingham.

She received the Doctor of Music award from Vice=Chancellor Professor Sir David Eastwood.

“Since I joined the CBSO I have hoped to meet the professors and team at the University of Birmingham, so it’s a dream come true to be given this honour today,” she said. “I’m delighted that I will be Dr Gražinytė-Tyla!”

Mirga was named Music Director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in February 2016 and follows in the footsteps of Sir Simon Rattle, Sakari Oramo and Andris Nelsons.

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