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27 January 2014

2014 Australia Day honours: Brenton Broadstock and Patrick Thomas

Brenton Broadstock Image: Brenton Broadstock  
© Peter Barlow

[Updated 28 January]

The 2014 Australia Day honours list has recognised composer Brenton Broadstock and conductor Patrick Thomas MBE for their services to music. Brenton Broadstock was appointed Member (AM) of the Order of Australia for his significant service to music as a composer, educator and mentor, and Patrick Thomas was appointed AM for his significant service to music as a conductor and broadcaster.

Jazz drummer and band leader John Pochée was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for service to music as jazz musician.

A full list of Australia Day honours with biographies is available on the Governor-General's website. A searchable list will be available in due course on the government's 'It's an honour' website.

Further links

Brenton Broadstock - AMC profile
Brenton Broadstock in focus: 'You keep digging and planting until something finally grows' - interview by Stuart Greenbaum with Broadstock (Resonate, 22 November 2012)

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