Few classical names in New Year’s honours list

Today’s list is low on classical big hitters.

There are CBEs (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for film composer George Fenton and Royal Northern College of Music principal Linda Merrick.

The bagpiper Stuart Liddell receives an MBE, as does mezzo-soprano Christine Ric.

ClassicFM presenter John Suchet is appointed OBE, together with saxophonist YolanDa Brown (pictured).

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