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Violinist Nicola Benedetti has been awarded The Queen's Medal for Music 2016. Established in 2005 at the suggestion of composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, who at that time was Master of The Queen's Music, the UK medal is awarded annually to ‘an outstanding individual or group of musicians who have had a major influence on the musical life of the nation'. Benedetti, who was presented with the medal by The Queen at Buckingham Palace yesterday, is the youngest ever recipient of the award. The nominations are overseen by a committee under the chairmanship of current Master of The Queen's Music, Judith Weir and then submitted to The Queen for approval. ‘It is such an honour to receive the Queen's Medal for Music and to join such an esteemed list of recipients,' said Benedetti. 

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