It takes years to create the future...

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

Thanks to your donations to last year’s Appeal, over 140 RPS musicians and composers received tailored support, helping them experience the joys and face the challenges of lives in music. When particular teaching, an instrument of their own, a performance opportunity, or an introduction to someone in the music business will make all the difference, we are there to give the right support, at the right time.

"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

The demand for our support is ever-increasing and with your help, we can continue to provide  practical support, guidance and professional development to talented musicians in need. 

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.


Graham Sheffield, Director of Arts, British Council: Nobody could ever have invented the RPS. I love it for the support it gives to musicians, and for its commitment to an inspiring future for music.


Over 130 new works have been commissioned by or dedicated to the RPS since 1813. Nearly half of these were commissioned since 2000.