gulbenkian winner

Seen here, having just performed, being presented to the Queen Mother as a Gulbenkian Award winner ("no, I wasn't peering down the royal cleavage - I was just a shy young thing, honest!"). The other prize winner is the pianist Patsy Toe.

It was whilst studying with Frederick Grinke (1911-1987) that I won the Gulbenkian International Commonwealth Prize at Over-seas House, St. James, London in April 1960, the Queens Prize for String Players at the RCM in July 1960 and also in that month attained my Recital Diploma at the RAM where I was awarded the Dove Prize. I was elected a FRAM in 1972, a FGSM in 1976, and an Hon. Doc of Essex University in 1990.