The RPS offers the following for outstanding young chamber groups:
RPS Albert and Eugenie Frost Prize - £5,000
AT A GLANCE: Open to a UK-based string trio or quartet of violin, viola or cello players, with the maximum age of 28 for any of the players. Click here for more information
RPS Henderson Chamber Ensemble Award - £5,000
AT A GLANCE: Open to any UK-based chamber ensemble with 3 - 10 performers, in any combination of string, wind, brass, keyboard or percussion instruments, with the maximum age of 28 for any of the players. Click here for more information
Philip Jones International Brass Ensemble Competition
AT A GLANCE: A major new competition, open to brass quintets (2 trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba) of any nationality offering three prizes of between £5,000 and £10,000. Brass players must be aged 16 – 30 at the time of the competition. Click here for more information
George Benjamin, composer, conductor, teacher, programmer: awarded RPS Honorary Membership in 2011.
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.