Knighthood for Bryn Terfel
Congratulations from everyone at Harlequin Agency as Bryn Terfel has been made a knight for his services to music in the New Year Honours list.
Bryn told Classic FM: "A month ago a letter was sent to my agent in Cardiff and I thought it was tickets to the rugby. I was absolutely speechless when I opened it - ashen-white, my heart-rate had tripled, my mouth was completely dry. What an accolade. I was given the CBE in 2003, The Queen's Medal for Music in 2006 and now this is, without doubt, the icing on the cake. You have to step back and think how things have worked out for this farmer's son from North Wales."
The award is immensely well-deserved and reflects too, Bryn's charity work and that of his own foundation, encouraging young musicians as they start their careers:
"This is something I will hopefully carry with pride, and think it might help some young singers to achieve something - and to dream - and that is something very important."
Congratulations once again, we're incredibly proud!