On Friday 1 July, Peter was the recipient of the O2 Silver Clef Awards highest accolade, the Silver Clef itself.
The event took place at the Grosvenor Hotel in London, with other recipients including Jools Holland, Alexis Ffrench, Becky Hill, Frankie Valli, Tems, London Grammar and Kano.
“I’m delighted to receive the O2 Silver Clef award. I’ve always believed the role of music goes way beyond entertainment, and I’m convinced that sound and light have a critical role to play in therapies and healing in the future. It’s wonderful to see Nordoff Robbins using music to reach young people, who otherwise would feel much more isolated and vulnerable, and giving them a means of expressing their emotions. I’m working on a project called Reverberation – on the impact of music on the brain and body, so this award is very timely. I fully support Nordoff Robbins’ belief in exploring and expanding the positive role music can have for everyone in our society.”
Peter has presented the award by Matt Berry, who gave a brilliant and funny speech. Thanks so much to Matt for agreeing to do it.
Nordoff Robbins is the largest music therapy charity in the UK. As well as music therapy, they educate the music therapists of the future and conduct research into music therapy and the wider social value of music, allowing human potential to be recognised regardless of profound disability, illness or social exclusion. Please support their work, if you can, it is amazing to see the power of the work they do.