In addition to its Board of Trustees, the Royal Philharmonic Society has a Council of eminent individuals who generously lend valued advice and support.
Director of Strategic Development, Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.
Investment fund manager and successful investor. He has a passion for new music and composing.
Pianist, broadcaster, programmer. Chair of the Susan Chilcott Scholarship Trustees.
Sally Groves MBE
Former Creative Director, Schott Music. Sally has a lifelong, passionate involvement with the music of our time.
Cultural historian, writer and lecturer, with special interest in RPS sources.
Colin Matthews OBE
Composer and administrator. Founder and Executive Producer of NMC Records.
Chi-Chi Nwanoku OBE
Founder and Artistic Director of the Chineke! Foundation, creating Britain's first BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) orchestra; founder member of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; teacher and broadcaster.
Writer and broadcaster. Presenter of BBC Radio 3’s Music Matters and The Listening Service.
Janis Susskind OBE
Managing Director of Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd.
Chief Executive of the International Artist Managers’ Association.
The Royal Philharmonic Society is immensely grateful to Mary King, Colin Lawson CBE, David Long MBE, Arthur Searle and Laurie Watt who have stepped down from the Council in 2019 following many years of devoted support in their respective roles.
Kathryn McDowell, Director, LSO: The RPS has been a meeting point for musicians, composers and audiences for 200 years and remains a passionate advocate for music today.
DID YOU KNOW?
An early Philharmonic superstar was the virtuoso double bassist Domenico Dragonetti. He brought his dog Carlo to performances, and commanded higher fees than almost any other player.