City Music Society Recitals

Since 2006 the City Music Society has provided an annual platform for selected RPS Young Musicians to perform a lunchtime recital in the City of London.

City Music Society was founded in 1943 by Ivan Sutton and has promoted over 2200 lunchtime and evening concerts in the City of London. Its six evening concerts per year are presented in the magnificent Hall of the Goldsmiths’ Company and, over the years, many of the finest musicians in the world have performed there.

The City Music Society also prides itself in providing opportunities for young artists to perform at the start of their careers and its Tuesday lunchtime concerts at Bishopsgate Institute have featured many international stars before they were well-known, including Julian Bream, Jacqueline du Pre and Andras Schiff. Read more about City Music Society.

Past City Music Society recitals by RPS Young Musicians…

March 2017
Ruisi Quartet
2015 RPS Albert & Eugenie Frost Music Prize winners

March 2016
Clare Presland
2014 Chilcott Award winner

February 2015
Linos Piano Trio
2014 RPS Albert & Eugenie Frost Music Prize winners

February 2014
Benjamin Baker, violin, with
2013 Emily Anderson Prize winner

March 2013
Philip Higham, cello (with Jeremy Young, piano)
2012-14 Philip Langride Mentoring Scheme mentee

February 2012
Ashley Riches, baritone (with Marek Ruszczynski, piano)
2011 Susan Chilcott Scholar

February 2011
The Benyounes Quartet
2009 Julius Isserlis Scholars

March 2010
Anna Patalong, soprano and Duncan Rock, baritone
2008 Susan Chilcott Scholars

March 2009
James Barralet, cello
2003 Julius Isserlis Scholar

January 2008
Ruby Hughes, soprano
2006 Susan Chilcott Scholar

January 2007
Leticia Moreno, violin
2005 Emily Anderson Prize winner

January 2006
Angela Barnes, French horn
2003 Sir John Barbirolli Memorial Foundation Grant Recipient

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