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 - 19491950 - 19992000 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

Sally Cavender, Performance Music Director, Faber Music: Many of our composers have been honoured by RPS Awards. The RPS is uniquely placed to support the huge variety of new music today.

DID YOU KNOW?

In October 1970, Lutoslawski's Cello Concerto received its world premiere, having been commissioned by the RPS. The soloist was Rostropovich, who received our highest honour, the Gold Medal, the same year.