Current Recipients

In July 2023, the Royal Philharmonic Society awarded a total of £17,000 to over 20 students from eight music colleges throughout the UK.

RPS Instrument Purchase Grants 2023

Aaron Lo Hou Long tenor saxophone
Abigail Roberts
Adam Steele
double bass
Anna Turner
Annabel Chadwick
Eleanor Granberg
cor anglais
Emily Ambrose bassoon
Ernie Moore
Gemma Ramsay
cello bow
Isaac Williams
violin bow
Jasmin Earle
violin bow
Joshua Thurlow electric guitar
Katie Jordan
Lara Aisha Ali flute
Mariia Zhuravlova
violin bow
Paddy Davies
drum kit
Poppy Helmer
Samuel Balchin trumpet
Saulo Roberto Da Silva Martins
double bass bow
Sunny Anderson tuba
Thomas Houghton
electric guitar

We are able to continue the Instrument Purchase Grants principally with funds from the Sir John Barbirolli Memorial Foundation, as well as with support from the Thistle Trust, the Kirby Laing Foundation, musicGuard insurance, and an anonymous donor.

Every year, the Instrument Purchase Grants remain our most over-subscribed fund. We would dearly like to help more young people acquire the instrument they really need to progress. If you would like to help us to help more young musicians, please contact us or find out more about supporting the RPS here.

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