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.
Performer, vocal coach, writer and broadcaster.
Cultural historian, writer and lecturer, with special interest in RPS sources.
Colin Lawson CBE
Clarinettist, scholar and broadcaster; Director of the Royal College of Music.
David Long MBE
Consultant to the legal firm Charles Russell Speechlys. Viola player in his spare time.
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.
Arthur Searle, Honorary Librarian
Former curator of music manuscripts at the British Library.
Writer and broadcaster. Presenter of BBC Radio 3’s Music Matters.
Janis Susskind OBE
Managing Director of Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd.
Chief Executive of the International Artist Managers’ Association.
Senior Counsel Charles Russell Speechlys Solicitors. Horn player in his spare time.
Dr Ahmad Sarmast: RPS Honorary Member and founder of Afghanistan’s first national music school in Kabul.
DID YOU KNOW?
Before there were traffic lights: coachmen delivering audience members to Philharmonic Society concerts at the Harmonic Institution were asked to ‘set down and take up with their horses’ heads facing Piccadilly’.