Live music is... worth supporting!

The RPS is creating a future for classical music through its support for musicians and composers

"Of all of the schemes for young composers I have participated in, this is by far the best." 
Desmond Clarke, composer

Your gift will be used wisely and effectively to enable talented musicians in need to take a great leap forward. The demand for our support is ever-increasing and we can make a little go a long way, giving practical support and providing expert guidance and professional development to the next generation.

"The mentorship with Anne Queffélec came at just the right time. Establishing oneself as a performer after finishing at a conservatoire is extremely challenging.”
Clare Hammond, piano

We are able to give the right support, at the right time; when particular teaching, a performance opportunity, or an introduction to someone in the music business, will make all the difference.

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

Please be generous. We can do such good with whatever you can give. 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.


George Benjamin, composer, conductor, teacher, programmer: awarded RPS Honorary Membership in 2011.


1830: Midsummer Night’s Dream is ‘very beautiful, and encored, but it is awfully, fearfully difficult, so much so that last Saturday morning Mendelssohn was SEVEN hours rehearsing.’