Susan Bradshaw Composers' Fund
The Susan Bradshaw Composers’ Fund honours the widely respected pianist, teacher and formidably well-informed thinker and writer on music who died in January 2005.
About the Fund
The Susan Bradshaw Composers’ Fund was established by the Royal Philharmonic Society with donations from friends and family, led by composer Brian Elias. The purpose of the fund is to support composers (of any age) and young musicians wishing to perform works by living composers.
What the Fund Does
At present the fund is used to support the work of emerging composers through the RPS Composition Prizes. The fund has supported the following composers whose commissions were premiered at the Cheltenham Music Festival: Cheryl Frances-Hoad (2008), Sasha Siem (2009), Michael Langemann (2010), Charlotte Bray (2011) Lauri Supponen (2012) and David Önaç (2013), Tom Stewart, (2014), Nicholas Morrish Rarity (2015), Hunter Coblentz (2016).
The Royal Philharmonic Society is a registered UK Charity no.213693
Brian McMaster, advocate for the arts, former director, Edinburgh International Festival: presented with RPS Honorary Membership in 2009.
DID YOU KNOW?
An early Philharmonic superstar was the virtuoso double bassist Domenico Dragonetti. He brought his dog Carlo to performances, and commanded higher fees than almost any other player.