The man behind the soundtracks of the Star Wars, Jaws and Harry Potter films is to be given a lifetime achievement award at the Classical Brit Awards.
Five-times Oscar winner John Williams, who is one of the most successful figures in film music, will be honoured at the annual event on October 2.
New York-born Williams, 80, has often worked with director and producer Steven Spielberg and composed the scores for movies such as Jaws, Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, Superman and Raiders Of The Lost Ark.
Dickon Stainer, the co-chairman of the Classic Brit Awards committee, said: "John Williams has crafted some of the most memorable film scores for over half a century.
"We are delighted that he has kindly accepted the lifetime achievement award in honour of his fine work."
After studying at New York's famous Juilliard school of music, Williams began working as an orchestrator at Hollywood film studios and also as a studio pianist in the 1950s.
He worked his way up to become one of the film industry's most prolific composers with dozens of top film scores to his name.
As well as his five Oscars, Williams has won four Golden Globe Awards, seven Baftas, and 21 Grammy Awards.
Dutch classical superstar Andrew Rieu, Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli and Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti will be among the performers at the Classical Brit Awards.
Myleene Klass is to host the event, officially called Classic Brit Awards 2012 with MasterCard, at the Royal Albert Hall in London for a fifth time.
Nominations - including those for a new award for classical single of the year - will be announced on September 6.