Lady Evelyn Barbirolli

2001 Recipient: Lady Evelyn Barbirolli

Honorary Membership was presented to Lady Evelyn Barbirolli OBE (Evelyn Rothwell) in recognition of her many distinguished services to music, by Michael Kennedy at an RPS Dinner at The Athenæum Club, London on 30 October 2001.


Jennifer Bate, organist: My worldwide schedule includes recitals, concertos, recordings, masterclasses and composition. The RPS offers excellent opportunities to meet fellow professionals socially.


Before there were traffic lights: coachmen delivering audience members to Philharmonic Society concerts at the Harmonic Institution were asked to ‘set down and take up with their horses’ heads facing Piccadilly’.