CHAMPIONS OF EXCELLENCE
We set the standard and let the world know about the very finest classical music-making. From our historic Gold Medal to the annual RPS Music Awards for live music, recognition by the RPS is a guarantee of outstanding musical achievement. read more
There will be no future without the next generation. Classical music is an expensive occupation. The RPS is investing in talented young performers at the start of their careers, offering much needed funding to buy instruments, teaching tailored to their individual needs, or the chance to be mentored by an experienced, established performer. read more
The creativity of living composers lies at the heart of the RPS. Today we support new music through commissioning new work, repeat performances, workshops, residency schemes and by encouraging interaction between composers and audiences. read more
Explore, listen and join the debate! Whether you are a regular listener or just beginning to explore classical music, we want to encourage and stimulate you to listen more and engage in discussion. The RPS is a voice for music - putting music at the centre of cultural life. read more
HOW YOU CAN HELP
'The RPS is still the beating heart and conscience of British musical life.'
For 200 years music lovers and professional musicians have believed in what we do and helped us build a future for classical music. If you too are "philharmonic" please join us.
Our entire programme of support for music is funded by the generosity of private donors, sponsors and charitable trusts. If you share our vision please support our appeal
The RPS is a registered UK Charity 213693