Sir Karl Jenkins

Elected: 2022

Area(s): General - public service

Specialist Subject(s): Music

Sir Karl Jenkins is an internationally renowned musical composer. The most noteworthy aspect of his music, typified by the global “cross-genre” phenomenon Adiemus, is its innovative quality and sheer originality. Other works include Palladio, the popular piece for strings orchestra, and Cantata Memoria (composed for the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan disaster). The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace is perhaps his best-known work, approaching 3000 performances since its premiere in 2000. Amongst numerous other awards worldwide, he received a knighthood in The Queen’s 2015 Birthday Honours list.