RPS Blog

Written by our musicians, composers, academics and arts professionals, the RPS Blog is for the musically and culturally curious. Whether you want to try conducting, study abroad or meet a modern-day composer, you can learn more about it by clicking the links below.

RPS blogs are now published on our website under News.

Recent posts include:

Phoebe Manley | My journey to the conducting podium

Laurence Osborn | Writer's Vertigo and My Piano Quintet

Bethan Morgan-Williams | Quartet vs Quartet

Jane Macpherson | Orchestras alive and thriving across the country

The old RPS blog on Wordpress can be viewed here.


Dame Fanny Waterman DBE, pianist, teacher and founder of the Leeds Piano Competition: awarded RPS Honorary Membership in 2011.


An early Philharmonic superstar was the virtuoso double bassist Domenico Dragonetti. He brought his dog Carlo to performances, and commanded higher fees than almost any other player.