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Sir Colin was formerly Chief Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra (1967–71), became the Music Director of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in 1971, and was Principal Guest Conductor of the New York Philharmonic from 1998 to 2003. Other orchestras he held prominent positions with include the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchetra, the Dresden Staatskapelle, and the English Chamber Orchestra.
Sir Colin was awarded international honours by Italy, France, Germany and Finland. He was appointed CBE in 1965, knighted in 1980, appointed Companion of Honour in 2001, received the Queen’s Medal for Music in December 2009, and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate for Music from Cambridge University in 2011. He was also awarded Classical BRIT awards (Best Male Artist, 2002 and 2008), and the Yehudi Menuhin Prize for his work with young people.