While most RPS opportunities support musicians making their way in the profession, we have partnered with Duet Group to support several individuals already showing exceptional musical promise at school, both instrumentalists and composers.
The RPS-Duet Prize for Young Instrumentalists was first awarded to cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason in 2016 ahead of him winning BBC Young Musician, and subsequently to Marie Sato (flute) and Noah Zhou (piano) in 2018. Each recipient won a prize of £1,500 to help further their musical studies and a distinctive performance opportunity.
Humphrey Burton, first head of Music and Arts, BBC; founder/presenter of Young Musician of the Year and joint founder of the RPS Music Awards in 1989.
DID YOU KNOW?
Before there were traffic lights: coachmen delivering audience members to Philharmonic Society concerts at the Harmonic Institution were asked to ‘set down and take up with their horses’ heads facing Piccadilly’.