Commissions Since 1813

List of works commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Society

1813 - 1849 / 1850 - 1899 / 1900 - 1999 / 2000 - 2004 / 2005 - 2009 / 2010 - 2014 / 2015 to date

*Jonathan Cole Ouroboros

*Luke Bedford Five Abstracts
Judith Bingham Fifty Shades of Green (Leopold String Trio)
Geoffrey Burgon Heavenly Things (Christopher Maltman - baritone)
~Simon Holt Two Movements for String Quartet (Belcea Quartet)

Brett Dean Eulogy (Alban Gerhardt - cello)
~John Woolrich Darker Still (Emily Beynon - flute)
*David Gorton Oblique Prayers

~Richard Rodney Bennett Songs before Sleep (Jonathan Lemalu - bass)
Elliott Carter Of Rewaking (Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim - conductor)
Jonathan Dove Run to the Edge (London Schools Symphony Orchestra)
~Detlev Glanert Three Pieces (Ronald van Spaendonck - clarinet)
~David Lang Breathless (Galliard Ensemble)
*John Hails Lovesongs
~Leon Kirchner Interlude II (Jonathan Biss - piano)
*Simon Mawhinney Darby’s Loanin
~Julian Phillips Four Characters (Lawrence Power - viola)
~Eric Tanguy Quattro Intermezzi (Alex Slobodyanik - piano)
~Karin Rehnqvist Beginning (Kungsbacka Trio)
~Augusta Read Thomas Pulsar (Ilya Gringolts - violin)

*Brian Herrington Symphonia (London Sinfonietta)
*Phillip Neil Martin An Outburst of Time (Duke Quartet)
~Dai Fujikura Be (Colin Currie - percussion)

* = winners of the RPS Composition Prize for young composers
~ = New Generation commission

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Ricardo Castro: International pianist who established a flourishing youth music programme in Bahià, Brazil. Awarded RPS Honorary Membership in 2013.


An early member of the Society, who played in our first season in 1813, was the Afro-European violinist George Polgreen Bridgetower (1778-1860) – the original dedicatee of Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata.