Sir Peter was presented with the award by his long-term artistic colleague and friend, Sir Charles Mackerras. The Special Achievement Award in association with BPI was given in recognition of his many initiatives which through his Foundation have enabled the development of the Opera in English series with Chandos Records and the recording of many 19th century gems with Opera Rara.

Sir Peter completed his speech at the ceremony with the words:

‘Above all I want to thank all of you here today – including critics – all part of the recording industry. Nowadays we all have something no one had when I was a child – access to the whole world of classical music, well known or recherché. And thank you for letting me join in.’
Gramophone Special Achievement Award
September 2008
October 2008
Recognition in Barbados
The Daily Nation, Barbados

'"Don't stop learning even though you have left school!"
Those words of advice to graduates came from Barbados' adopted son Sir Peter Moores, who was conferred an honorary Doctor of Letters by the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus during the graduation ceremony in October 2008.
"Just don't leave your tenacity and dedication behind on the campus when you step over into that wider world... things don't always work out the way you had envisaged. So my first piece of advice would be, always be prepared to learn especially from your mistakes and difficulties, because these are often the most valuable lessons you can have," Sir Peter said in his address.

July 2011

Sir Peter Moores awarded an Honorary Degree

The University of Warwick conferred the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters (Hon D Litt) on Sir Peter Moores on Wednesday, 20 July at one of the university’s summer degree ceremonies.

Dr Steven Parissien (representing Compton Verney, which has developed strong links with the University’s History of Art Dept), and Kirsten Suenson-Taylor (representing Sir Peter Moores’s family, PMF Trustees and as Chairman-elect of CV), were in attendance.

October 2011

PMF's portrait of Elizabeth Billington visits the National Portrait Gallery

The First Actresses: Nell Gwyn to Sarah Siddons opened at The National Portrait Gallery on 20th October and runs until 8th January.

PMF’s portrait of Elizabeth Billington, which usually hangs in the Coliseum, is included. She was a celebrated opera singer who sang at both Covent Garden and Drury Lane as well as making a name for herself in Naples (where she was the heroine of a new opera, Inez di Castro, written for her by F. Bianchi), Florence, Venice and Milan.