Nitin Sawhney CBE, one of Britain’s most acclaimed musical voices of the last 30 years, will receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Huddersfield in November.
Multi-instrumentalist, club DJ, producer and songwriter, Nitin’s first album Spirit Dance was released in 1994. Five years later, Beyond Skin was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and his latest work, Identity, is out in October.
Nitin is also an established touring musician, and he will play at London’s Royal Albert Hall to coincide with the release of Identity.
He has worked on over 70 film, TV and video game scores including music for BBC series Human Planet and Wonders of the Monsoon. He received an Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement award in 2017, and he is the chair of the PRS Foundation, the UK’s leading funding body for new music and talent development.
As well as his solo work, he has collaborated with luminaries including Sir Paul McCartney, Sting, Annie Lennox, Dave Gilmour and Herbie Hancock.
A cultural and political commentator, Nitin holds seven honorary doctorates from UK universities as well as three fellowships.