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