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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VIOLINISTS

AT A GLANCE: Recognising outstanding young string players through an annual prize 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

Dame Janet Baker CH DBE, legendary mezzo-soprano: awarded RPS Honorary Membership in 1987 and the RPS Gold Medal in 1990

DID YOU KNOW?

In the Beatles film Help, the Fab Four sing Beethoven's Ode to Joy from 'the famous 9th Symphony' (commissioned by the RPS) in order to tame an angry Bengal tiger. Of course everyone joins in...