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Janis Susskind, Managing Director of Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Limited, has received an OBE for services to music from HRH Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.

Awarded an OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in the 2014 Queen's Birthday Honours, Janis Susskind recently attended Buckingham Palace to receive the award from HRH Prince Charles. The award was in recognition of her services to music, championing classical music and composers for over three decades, both through her role as Managing Director of Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Limited and within the wider musical community.

At Boosey & Hawkes, Janis Susskind has led the expansion of the composer list to encompass many of the leading figures in classical music today and fostered a dynamic international approach to the promotion of composers and the catalogue as a whole. Under her direction, the company’s revenues from new music performances have doubled since 2004.

Beyond her position at Boosey & Hawkes, Janis has played an active role in many music organisations in the UK. She has served as Chairman of the Society for the Promotion of New Music, board member of the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and NMC record label, member of Arts Council England advisory panels and Trustee of the Royal College of Music. She recently served two four-year terms on the Board of English National Opera, is currently a Trustee of the Britten-Pears Foundation.

Janis was awarded Honorary Membership of the Royal College of Music in 2007, has twice been named in the Evening Standard’s ‘Most Influential’ list and was cited by Musical America in 2013 as one of the ‘Movers & Shakers: 30 Key Influencers in the Performing Arts’.

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