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.
Dame Fanny Waterman DBE, pianist, teacher and founder of the Leeds Piano Competition: awarded RPS Honorary Membership in 2011.
DID YOU KNOW?
The early directors and concert conductors were given tickets made of ivory to gain them admission to Philharmonic Society performances.