MEET OUR MEMBERS
José Antonio Abreu, founder of the revolutionary Venezeulan ' El Sistema' which educates the poorest children in musical schools around the country: awarded RPS Honorary Membership in 2008.
DID YOU KNOW?
An early member of the Society, who played in our first season in 1813, was the Afro-European violinist George Polgreen Bridgetower (1778-1860) – the original dedicatee of Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata.
The creativity of living composers lies at the heart of the RPS. We support new music through commissioning and repeat performances, workshops, residency schemes and by encouraging interaction between composers and audiences.
adj. devoted to music; music-loving