The RPS helps ensure a prosperous future for classical music through the range of opportunities we create for young instrumentalists and performers.

In the current climate, it takes so much more than just exceptional talent to excel. Many talented musicians struggle and even find themselves giving up after years of dedication. We are proud to help them cross such frontiers and set themselves up for lasting success.

"Without the RPS support, my final music studies would not have been possible."
Kristīne Balanas, violinist
"The chance to hear and learn from industry professionals was invaluable for me.”
Freya Waley-Cohen
, composer

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 £20,000 target by the end of the year.

Young musicians are stretched so hard financially but, with your help, we can continue to provide practical support, instruments, guidance and professional development to those in need.

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Chi-chi Nwanoku MBE, Founder, Artistic and Executive Director, Chineke! Foundation; Founder, principal Double Bass, OAE: As a musician it feels vital to be part of the RPS family, and its endeavours to go-all-out for the sake of music.


In 1824 the Philharmonic Society paid Beethoven 50 pounds to commission his 9th Symphony.