Music has the power to transform lives. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, generations of gifted students from around the world have been guided and inspired at the Royal College of Music. We would like to thank in particular those who have made donations of £1,000 or more in the last academic year – gifts are listed in descending order.

Supporters of named scholarships, prizes and Junior Fellowships

Estate of Dr Neville Wathen
Estate of Fiona Searle
Leverhulme Trust
Soirée d’Or Scholarships
The John and Marjorie Coultate Scholarships
Estate of Roselyn Ann Clifton Parker
The Richard Carne Charitable Trust
Laurie Barry and the John Barry Scholarship
for Film Composition
Estate of Dr John Birch FRCM
The Wolfson Foundation
H R Taylor Trust
H F Awards
Andrew and Karen Sunnocks
John Lewis Partnership Scholarships
The Tsukanov Family Foundation
Richard and Rosemary Millar
The Worshipful Company of Musicians
Hester Laverne Award
Charles Napper Award
Lydia Napper Award
The Michael Bishop Foundation
The Big Give Trust
The Reed Foundation
Croucher Hong Kong Charitable Trust
The Hon Ros Kelly
Opperby Stokowski Collection Trust
The Lee Abbey Award
Stephen Catto Memorial Scholarship
The Worshipful Company of Drapers
The Worshipful Company of Fishmongers
The Estate of Mr Charles Knoll
Lord and Lady Lurgan Trust
Ian Stoutzker OBE CBE FRCM
Ian and Meriel Tegner
The Ernest Hecht Charitable Foundation
The Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation UK
Gilbert and Eileen Edgar Junior Fellowship
Phoebe Benham Junior Fellowship
The Mills Williams Foundation
The Dasha Shenkman Scholarship
The Derek Butler Trust
Monica and Guy Black Scholarship
The Boltini Trust Scholarship
The Charles Peel Charitable Trust
The Ackroyd Trust
The Richard Toeman/Weinberger Opera Scholarship
The Wyseliot Charitable Trust
The Wall Trust
The Stanley Picker Scholarship
Professor Lord Winston
Lark Insurance Scholarship
Steinway & Sons
The Gary & Eleanor Brass Scholarship
The Estate of Betty Brenner
The Robin Ritzema Scholarship (Lady Harrison)
Richard and Debbie Ward
David Laing Foundation Scholarship
The Greenbank Scholarship
Independent Opera Artist Scholarship
South Square Trust
The Tait Trust Scholarship
The Radcliffe Trust
Sir Peter and Lady Walters
Edward Brooks FRCM
Sir Gordon Palmer Scholarship
Douglas and Kyra Downie
Mark Loveday Scholarship
Knights of the Round Table
Arthur Wilson Trombone Award
Else and Leonard Cross Charitable Trust
Yehudi Menuhin Award
Midori Nishiura Scholarship
Bell Percusiion
Kirby Laing Foundation
Peter Granger
Paul Booth
The Donald Peterson Award
The Nicholas Hunka Fund
The Bliss Trust
Norman Reintamm

Supporters of RCM Sparks

J Paul Getty Jr Charitable Trust
John Lyon’s Charity
Universal Music
The Hedley Foundation
John Lewis Partnership
The Stanley Foundation
Mayor of London's Fund for Young Musicians
The Oldhurst Trust
Angus Allnatt Charitable Foundation

Members of the RCM's Chairman Circle

Philip Carne HonRCM and Christine Carne*
Michael and Ruth West*
Linda and Tony Hill
John and Catherine Armitage*
Dr Leonard Polonsky and Dr Georgette
Jane Barker*
Sir Roger and Lady Carr HonRCM*
Karina Choudhrie+
Guy Dawson and Sam Horscroft+
Gisela Gledhill*
James and Clare Kirkman*
Dr Mark Levesley and Christina Hoseason*
John Nickson and Simon Rew*
Emma Rose (deceased 12 November 2013) and Quentin Williams*
Victoria Sharp*
Alethea Siow and Jeremy Furniss*

Members of the RCM Director's Circle

Sir Peter and Lady Middleton FRCM
Judy and Terence Mowschenson
Vivien McLean
Charles and Kaaren Hale
The Vernon Ellis Foundation
Terry Hitchcock
Metherell Family
Richard and Sue Price
Peter and Dimity Spiller
Louisa Treger
Sir Sydney and Lady Lipworth

Members of the RCM Patrons’ Circle

John Ward
Russell Race *
Jane Wilson
Mrs Piffa Schroder
Ellen Moloney
Rhoddy Voremberg
Dimity and Kerry Rubie
Mr and Mrs Charles Robinson
Mrs Victoria Moore-Gillon
David and Sue Lewis
Halina and John Bennett
John Cheng
Tania Chislett
Sir Anthony Cleaver FRCM and Lady Cleaver
Mary Godwin
Carol J. Hagh
Ms Greta Hemus
Mr and Mrs John Heywood
Mrs R Rothbarth
Barbara Simmonds
Betty Sutherland
Sir Robert and Lady Wilson
Dr Yvonne Winkler
Sir Peter and Lady Gershon
Sir David Lees
Costas Kaplanis

Other generous donors

Georg and Emily von Opel Foundation+
Bob and Sarah Wigley
The Henry Wood Trust
The Robert Fleming Hannay Memorial Charity
The Amaryllis Fleming Foundation
Karen Cook
The Hon Richard Lyttelton
The Seary Charitable Trust
St Marylebone Educational Foundation
John Hosier Music Trust
Roland Rudd
The Sharp Foundation
Centrica plc
Daniel Chapchal
The Rothermere Foundation
Geoffrey Richards HonRCM
Dasha Shenkman Hon RCM
The Leche Trust
Mark Messenger FRCM
Ann Driver Trust
Fidelio Trust
Serena Fenwick
Dr Franz Humer
Mark Wood
Paul Wayne Gregory
Webster and Davidson Mortification for the Blind
Sir David Cooksey
The Derek Hill Foundation
Professor Colin Lawson FRCM
Janis Susskind HonRCM
Blair Wilson Award
Moira D Witty
David D Sieff
Irisa Frankle
The Edward Mandel/Jaques Samuel Pianos Bursary Fund
Michael Steen OBE HonRCM
The Nicholas Branston Foundation
Mrs Terry Collins-Tveter
Helena Morrissey
Nicola Jones
Richard Davey
Friends of the National Libraries
Brian and Hana Smouha

Corporate Partners

Royal Garden Hotel 
Hatch Mansfield

* also support a named award. Find out more about ways to support the RCM.
+also support RCM Sparks.


Dame Helen Alexander
The Hon Christopher Bellew
Mr John Botts
Mr Mervyn Bradlow
Mr and Mrs Richard Buckingham
Mr Jonathan Cole
Mrs Morella Cottam
Mrs Caroline Doggart
The Hon William Gibson
Mrs Kyoko Gledhill
Mr Peter Granger
Mrs Valery Honeyman
Dr Graham Kidd
Mr David James
Mr David Mildon
Mr and Mrs Humphrey Norrington
Mrs Susan Pudifoot-Stephens
Mrs Jennifer Reid
Ms Janis Susskind
Mr John Wright