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.
Joseph Straker, double bassist studying at the Guildhall School: likes classical, jazz and salsa and the RPS Sir John Barbirolli Foundation which helped buy his new bass.
DID YOU KNOW?
1830: Midsummer Night’s Dream is ‘very beautiful, and encored, but it is awfully, fearfully difficult, so much so that last Saturday morning Mendelssohn was SEVEN hours rehearsing.’