Council

In addition to its Board of Trustees, the Royal Philharmonic Society has a Council of eminent individuals who generously lend valued advice and support.

Lincoln Abbotts

Director of Strategic Development, Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.

Anthony Bolton

Investment fund manager and successful investor. He has a passion for new music and composing.

Iain Burnside

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.

Mary King

Performer, vocal coach, writer and broadcaster.

Leanne Langley

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.

Tom Service

Writer and broadcaster. Presenter of BBC Radio 3’s Music Matters.

Janis Susskind OBE

Managing Director of Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd.

Atholl Swainston-Harrison

Chief Executive of the International Artist Managers’ Association.

Laurie Watt

Senior Counsel Charles Russell Speechlys Solicitors. Horn player in his spare time.

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OUR MEMBERS

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’.