It takes years to create the future...

The RPS creates a future for classical music through its support for musicians and composers.

"Without the RPS support, my final music studies would not have been possible"
Kristīne Balanas, violinist

At the RPS Music Awards in May we launched our Annual Appeal to fund the future of music. Thank you so much to everyone who has already donated - So far we have raised over £18,000 but we're determined to get to our £20K target in the next month.

Young musicians are stretched so hard financially in the current climate, but with your help, we can continue to provide practical support, instruments, guidance and professional development to those in need. Please watch Rosie Johnson making the appeal in the video below.

"The chance to hear and learn from industry professionals was invaluable for me.”
Freya Waley-Cohen, composer

Please consider making a donation to help them. All gifts, large and small, will make a big difference.Thank you.


Please click on the 'Donate' button above. You can select to make either a single or recurring donation. Alternatively, you can send a cheque payable to the 'Royal Philharmonic Society' to RPS, 48 Great Marlborough Street, London W1F 7BB or donate by phone by calling the RPS during office hours on 020 7287 0019.


By joining the RPS you’ll become one of the extraordinary group of music-lovers and musicians through the years who have helped build a vibrant future for music.

RPS is a registered charity 213693. Our entire programme is funded each year by the generosity of individuals, sponsors and charitable trusts.


Anthony Payne, composer: commissions include three orchestral works for the BBC Proms, and the internationally acclaimed completion of Elgar's Third Symphony.


The RPS Gold Medal for outstanding musicianship has been awarded only 100 times since 1871.