‘Thank you for this incredible honour’: Katherine Jenkins beams as she is awarded prestigious Fellow Of The Royal Academy Of Music award
She has the voice of an angel.
And Katherine Jenkins was recognised for her incredible musical talents on Tuesday at the Royal Academy of Music.
The 41-year-old opera singer took to Instagram to share her success, uploading a photo of herself with the caption: ‘Thank you @royalacadmeyofmusic for this incredible honour & making me a Fellow! Katherine Jenkins FRAM’
Talented: Katherine Jenkins, 41, shared an Instagram picture of herself on Tuesday as she was awarded a prestigious Fellow Of The Royal Academy Of Music award
The mezzo-soprano was presented with the prestigious Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music (FRAM) award – given to those who have contributed significantly to the music profession or to the Academy.
The mother-of-two was pictured at Freemason’s Hall in London wearing a traditional black graduation gown and red and yellow stole over her shoulders for the event.
The Welsh native stepped out in a pair of black closed-toe court heels, and was clutching a Royal Academy of Music programme in her hands.
History: Katherine won a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music at age 17 and graduated with honours (pictured in 2013)
Katherine won a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music at age 17 and graduated with honours.
She then went on to perform at a mass which honoured the Pope’s silver jubilee at Westminster Cathedral in 2003.
Now, she is the biggest selling Classical Artist of the Century – selling over 2.6 million albums.
Katherine is an avid activist for the arts community, speaking about the lack of support from the government in the entertainment industry during the pandemic on Emma Forbes podcast last year.
Sharing her fears over the uncertainty for those in the arts, she said: ‘We are going to lose a generation of incredibly talented people.’
‘I deal with such talented people who are having to think about whether they are going to be Amazon drivers.’
Katherine also slammed the government’s advertisements that urged those in the arts to retrain in other areas, like IT, as ‘some kind of sick joke.’
Starry-eyed: She is the biggest selling Classical Artist of the Century – selling over 2.6 million albums. Pictured: Katherine singing with Vera Lynn in 2020 to raise money for NHS workers and volunteers