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Awards

56th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Best Classical Instrumental Solo (Corigliano 'Conjurer')  2014
Percuaction Lifetime Achievment Award 2014 2014
Comune di Napoli Medal - awarded by the Mayor of Naples, Italy 2012 
Honorary Doctorate of Music - Cambridge University, UK 2010
Honorary Doctorate of Music - Napier University, Edinburgh, UK 2009
Drummies Readers Poll Awards - Orchestral Percussionist 2009
Honorary Doctor of the University - Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, UK 2008
Inducted into the PAS (Percussive Arts Society) Hall of Fame 2008
Dame Commander of the British Empire 2007
Honorary Doctor of the University - Open University, UK 2006
Honorary Doctor of Music - Binghamton University, NY State, USA 2006
Sabian Lifetime Achievement Award 2006
Incorporated Society of Musicians 2006 Distinguished Musician Award, UK 2006
LOLA 2005 - German Film Prize for best Soundtrack and nominaton for best Documentary - 'Touch the Sound' 2005
Drummies Readers Poll Awards - Orchestral Percussionist 2005
Tartan Clef Award - Scotland with Style Classical Award, UK 2005
Honorary Doctor of Music - Williams College, MA, USA 2005
Grammy Nominaton for - Michael Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (with Orchestra) for Daugherty's UFO 2005
"Golden Pidgeon" - Main prize of the International Documentary and Animation Film Festival in Leipzig for 'Touch the Sound' 2004
"Critic's Prize" - Locarno International Film Festival for 'Touch the Sound' 2004
Doctor Honoris Causa - Edinburgh University, UK 2004
Rhythm Magazine - Best live percussionist 2004
Rhythm Magazine - Best studio percussionist 2004
Honorary Doctor in Music - University of Dublin, Ireland 2004
BAFTA - Scotland's award for best Documentary film for 'Touch the Sound' 2004
Musical America - Instrumentalist of the Year 2003
Mark Hatfield Leadership Award for Outstanding Services to Deaf Children presented by the Tucker Maxon School, USA 2003
Rhythm Magazine - Best live percussionist 2003
Rhythm Magazine - Best studio percussionist 2003
Classic FM Red Award - For Outstanding contribution to Classical Music 2002
Rhythm Magazine - Best live percussionist 2002
Rhythm Magazine - Best studio percussionist 2002
Honorary Doctor of the University - Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh, UK 2002
Walpole Medal of Excellence 2002
Modern Drummer Magazine Readers Poll - Classical/Mallet Percussionist 2002
Grammy Award for Bela Fleck's Album 'Perpetual Motion' (Best Classical Crossover Album) 2002
Grammy Nomination for Percussion Concerto by Joseph Schwantner 2001
Honorary Fellowship from the Guild of Musicians and Singers, UK 2001
Fellow of the Royal Northern College of Music, UK 2000
Honorary Doctor of Music - University of Southampton, UK 2000
Honorary Doctor of Music - Exeter University, UK 2000
Rhythm Magazine - Best live percussionist 2000
Rhythm Magazine - Best studio percussionist 2000
Honorary Fellowship of North and Midlands School of Music, UK 1999
The Lunn Poly Radar People of the Year Award, UK 1999
Honorary Doctor of Letters, Salford University, UK 1999
DRUM Magazine, Percussionist of the Year 1998
Drummie Readers Poll Award 1998
Honorary Doctorate of Music, Queens University, Belfast, UK 1998
Honorary Doctor of the University, Essex University, UK 1998
Rhythm Magazine - Best studio percussionist 1998
Honorary Doctor of the University, Durham University, UK 1998
Honorary Doctor of University - Roehampton University, Surrey, UK 1997
Outstanding Individual Award, Alexander Graham Bell Association, USA 1997
The Reynolds Society 1996 Achievement Award 1996
Paul Harris Fellow, The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, UK 1996
Honorary Doctorate of Laws - Dundee University, UK 1996
Honorary Fellowship - Royal Welsh college of Music and Drama, UK 1995
Honorary Doctor of Letters - Loughborough University, UK 1995
Honorary Doctorate of Music - Bristol University, UK 1995
Honorary Doctorate of Music - Portsmouth University, UK 1995
Cosmopolitan Achievement Award Winner, UK 1994
International Classical Music Awards Personality of the Year 1993
Honorary Doctorate of Letters - Warwick University, UK 1993
Young Deaf Achievers Special Award 1993
OBE (Officer of the British Empire) 1993
Classic CD Award for Veni, Veni, Emmanuel recording 1993
The Gulliver Award for the Performing Arts in Scotland, UK 1993
Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music, UK 1992
Modern Drummer Magazine Readers Poll - Classical Percussionist 1991
Royal Philharmonic Society's Charles Heidsieck Soloist of the Year Award 1991
Honorary Doctorate of Music - Aberdeen University, UK 1991
Fellow of the Royal College of Music, UK 1991
Scot's Woman of the Decade, UK 1990
Junior Chamber International - Personal Improvement & Accomplishment, UK 1989
Grammy Award - Bartok's Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion 1988
All Music Young Professional Musician of the Year, UK 1988
Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, UK 1987
Leonardo Da Vinci Prize 1987
Queens Commendation Prize for all-round excellence 1985
Munster Trust Scholarship 1985
Graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, UK 1985
James Blades Prize for Timpani & Percussion 1984
Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music, UK 1984
Gold Medal in the Shell/LSO Music Scholarship 1984
Hugh Fitz Prize for Percussion 1983
Hilda Deane Anderson Prize for Orchestral Playing 1983
Scot of the Year, UK 1982
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