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Queen honours CEO of The Leeds International Piano Competition

19 June 2012

Queen honours CEO of The Leeds International Piano Competition

Green, who was born in Burnley, Lancashire, took up the new position with The Leeds International Piano Competition in July 2011. He was Head of Music for BBC North between 1988 and 1997 and has also held positions as Director of ABC Concert Music (Australia) and Director of the Australian National Academy of Music. Until recently, he was Managing Director of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Australia, a position he held for 11 years.

A professional musician by training, Green has also been involved in many highly regarded performance competitions including the ABC Young Performer of the Year and the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition.
Speaking about the Award, he says, 'I really enjoyed working in Australia and I found the artistic environment very stimulating and exciting. I am delighted to receive this award as it also reflects the support and enthusiasm I received from a number of individuals who worked with me and many different projects; they all have a share in this honour.'

The Order of Australia is the most distinguished way in which Australians recognise the achievements and services of their fellow citizens as nominations are made directly from the community. Trevor Green will receive the Award from the Governor General in a ceremony later this year in Australia.

The 17th Leeds International Piano Competition 2012 takes place from 29 August-16 September. The Competition was founded in 1961 by Dame Fanny Waterman and Marion Thorpe CBE and celebrates its 50th anniversary next year. The Competition takes place every three years and is adjudicated by an eminent jury.

Over the last 50 years, The Competition has sustained an enviable reputation for launching the successful careers of some of the world’s finest and most eminent pianists of our time. Prize winners from 28 different countries to date include Murray Perahia, Radu Lupu, Andras Schiff, Mitsuko Uchida, Lars Vogt, Louis Lortie and Artur Pizarro.

Tickets: Stages - £5 per session; Semi-finals - £6.00; Finals £14 to £48. Tickets available to buy now.  Or call +44 (0)113 224 3801. In Person or by Post: City Centre Box Office, The Carriageworks, 3 Millennium Square, Leeds LS2 3AD. (The Box Office is open to personal and telephone callers from 10am to 6pm Monday – Saturday).

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