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, and the Philip Jones International Brass Competition 2019.
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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

Daniel Barenboim, RPS Gold Medal 2007: Classical music will not survive unless we change our attitude and make it something that is essential to our lives. Join the RPS if you believe in the future of music.

DID YOU KNOW?

In 1824 the Philharmonic Society paid Beethoven 50 pounds to commission his 9th Symphony.