New website for Philip Langridge Mentoring Scheme

01 Sep 2012

Visit to find out more about the young musicians and mentors taking part in this unique scheme.

A musician’s path is not easy. Young instrumentalists, singers and composers are faced with learning their chosen discipline, together with gaining a good knowledge in a range of other areas. An understanding of music history, aural training, concert presentation, promotion and business skills are all important for a well-rounded musician. Coupled with a competitive and ever-increasing commercial environment, this can make pursuing a career in music rather daunting.

The Philip Langridge Mentoring scheme is a partnership between the Royal Philharmonic Society and the Young Classical Artists Trust designed to help young musicians starting out in the profession benefit from the wisdom of established international performers.  Among the first mentors are Imogen Cooper, Steven Isserlis and Opera Director Stephen Langridge.

Follow their progress at our new website


Cathy Graham, Director of Music, British Council: That classical music has a vibrant future is very important to me. Supporting the RPS allows me to play a small part in ensuring this.


The RPS sent Beethoven £100 in 1827 to help comfort him when he was ill and much in need of money.