Recent Gold Medal Awards

The Royal Philharmonic Society Gold Medal is the Society’s most prestigious honour, initiated in 1870 to commemorate the Centenary of Beethoven’s birth.

The most recent recipients of the RPS Gold Medal are:

Mariss Jansons (2017)

Charles Dutoit (2017)

Peter Maxwell Davies (2016)

Martha Argerich (2015)

Antonio Pappano (2015)

John Tomlinson (2014)

András Schiff (2013)

György Kurtág (2013)

Mitsuko Uchida (2012)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt (2010)

Thomas Quasthoff (2009)

Henri Dutilleux (2008)

Daniel Barenboim (2007)

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In 'The Red Headed League', Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson attended a performance by the violinist Sarasate at a Society concert in 1891.