MEET OUR MEMBERS
Armand Diangienda, RPS Honorary Member and former pilot who founded a symphony orchestra in one of the poorest cities on earth; Kinshasa, DR of the Congo.
DID YOU KNOW?
In 1980 pianist extraordinaire Stephen Hough won the first RPS Julius Isserlis scholarship, enabling him to study abroad at Julliard.
RPS Since 1813
The Royal Philharmonic Society was founded in London in 1813 by a group of professional musicians. From that time it has promoted new music, established orchestral standards and brought some of the greatest musicians to British audiences. The list of premieres includes works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Dvorak, Elgar and Vaughan Williams, among many others.
adj. devoted to music; music-loving
200 Years at the Heart of Music
The RPS Bicentenary in 2013 celebrated the extraordinary musical history of the Society and looked to the future.