PIANIST Peter Donohoe has been awarded a CBE in the New Year’s Honours List.
The Solihull-based musician, who has performed at venues around the world, was recognised for his services to classical music.
From an early age, Peter showed promise, winning the International Tchaikovsky Competition, held in Moscow, in 1982.
Originally from Manchester, the pianist has forged close links with the Midlands. Previously he has performed with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) and has been settled in the borough for some years.
Further afield, he’s a familiar face at the BBC Proms and has performed at festivals in Russia, France and the United States.
Former England cricketer John Jameson has also been honoured - receiving a MBE. He represented Warwickshire from 1960-1976 and is still on the club’s committee.
On the international stage, he played in four tests. When he finally hung up his bat, he remained involved in the sport and later became a coach and umpire.
Peter and John will be making a trip to Buckingham Palace to collect the awards later in the year.