Instrumentalists

The RPS offers a range of grants and opportunites to instrumentalists through its Young Musicians Programme.

INSTRUMENT PURCHASE

AT A GLANCE: Providing funding to young musicians who do not own an instrument suitable for their professional training.
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STUDY ABROAD

AT A GLANCE: Offering up to £30,000 for a young instrumentalist between the ages of 15 and 25 to study abroad for a period of two years.
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CHAMBER GROUPS

AT A GLANCE: Funding for professional development plus performance opportunities for emerging chamber groups, awarded annually through two prizes.
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SOLOISTS

AT A GLANCE: Recognising outstanding young instrumental soloists through two annual prizes awarded by competition.
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ORGANISTS

AT A GLANCE: The Eric Thompson Trusts offers three different funding opportunities for professional Organists.
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UNDER 18s

AT A GLANCE: Awarding £1,500 cash and a professional recital at a UK music festival to a young instrumenatlist aged 18 or under.
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OUR MEMBERS

Tim Walker, CEO and Artistic Director of the London Philharmonic Orchestra: I value the RPS for supporting what we do and in particular for stimulating an interest in new music.

DID YOU KNOW?

Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, commissioned by the Society in 1825, is still the most requested work on the BBC's Desert Island Discs.