Gold Medal Recipients Since 1870

The RPS Gold Medal was initiated in 1870 to commemorate the centenary of Beethoven’s birth and bears the image of Beethoven. It is the Society’s highest honour and is awarded internationally for the most outstanding musicianship.

1871 - 1899 / 1900 - 1949 / 1950 - 1999/ 2000 to date

1871
William Sterndale Bennett
Christine Nilsson
Charles Gounod
Joseph Joachim
Helen Lemmens-Sherrington
Arabella Goddard
Charles Santley
William G Cusins
Theresa Tietiens
Fanny Linzbauer

1872
Euphrosyne Parepa-Rosa

1873
Hans von Bülow

1876
Louisa Bodda-Pyne
Anton Rubinstein

1877
Johannes Brahms

1880
Stanley Lucas

1895
Adelina Patti

1897
Emma Albani
lgnacy Jan Paderewski

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?

Alina Ibragimova, who won the 2010 RPS Young Artist Award, first received help from the RPS to buy a new bow when she was only 14.