Honorary Members Since 1826

The following are the names of all those who have been awarded Honorary Membership of the Royal Philharmonic Society since 1826

1826 - 1849 / 1850 - 1899 / 1900 -1949 / 1950 - 1999 / 2000 to date


1826
Carl Maria von Weber

1829
Daniel François Auber
Jean François Lesueur
Felix Mendelssohn
Jacob Meyerbeer
George Onslow

1830
Johann Hummel

1836
Sigismund Thalberg

1839
Gioacchino Rossini

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?

In early Philharmonic Society concerts, players often rotated within their orchestral section, reflecting the orchestra's wealth of performing talent as well as its democratic ethos: no ‘distinction of rank’.