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.
Aaron P. Dworkin: RPS Honorary Member and Founder of the Sphinx Organization, which helps aspiring Black and Latino musicians in the USA.
DID YOU KNOW?
In October 1970, Lutoslawski's Cello Concerto received its world premiere, having been commissioned by the RPS. The soloist was Rostropovich, who received our highest honour, the Gold Medal, the same year.