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Support Summer 2020

Thank you to our supporters

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Music has the power to transform lives. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, generations of gifted students from around the world have been nurtured and trained at the Royal College of Music (RCM).

We would like to thank all those listed below, as well as those who wish to remain anonymous, who have made donations of £1,000 or more between 1 May 2019 and 1 May 2020.

We would also like to thank those who have pledged a gift to the RCM in their Will. The RCM Legacy Ensemble was launched in 2019 to acknowledge the generosity of those who pledge a gift to the RCM in their Wills and to celebrate the life-changing impact of the legacy gifts we receive.

More Music Founding Patrons


The Estate of George Frederick Burgan

The Estate of Basil Coleman

The Croucher Hong Kong Charitable Foundation

The Estate of Christopher Hogwood CBE HonDMus

Kingdom Music Education Group

Rena & Sandro Lavery

National Lottery Heritage Fund

Geoffrey Richards HonRCM & Valerie Richards

The Estate of Neville Wathen

Ruth West HonRCM & Dr Michael West

Garfield Weston Foundation

Leadership supporters

Jane Barker CBE FRCM

Andrea Bocelli Foundation

The Derek Butler Trust

Philip Carne MBE HonRCM & Christine Carne

Colt Clavier Collection Trust

The Estate of Thomas Cottrell

The Estate of John & Marjorie Coultate

The Estate of Jocelyn Cruft

The Estate of Margaret Dewey

The Foyle Foundation

The Future of Russia Foundation

The Estate of Albert Frost

G & K Boyes Charitable Trust

The Harry & Gylla Godwin Charitable Trust

H R Taylor Trust


Linda Hill HonRCM & Dr Tony Hill

Sara Nelson Horner

Community Jameel

Kirby Laing Foundation

The Leverhulme Trust

The Countess of Lichfield

The Linbury Trust

Philip Loubser Foundation

The Estate of William Mealings

The Mirfield Trust

The Polonsky Foundation

The Julia & Hans Rausing Trust

The Reed Foundation & The Big Give Christmas Challenge

The Estate of Michael Rimmer

Victoria, Lady Robey OBE HonRCM

The Estate of Emma Rose

The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851

Dasha Shenkman OBE HonRCM

Soirée d’Or Scholarships

Their Serene Highnesses Prince Donatus & Princess Heidi von Hohenzollern

The Wolfson Foundation

Principal supporters

Amaryllis Fleming Foundation

C Bechstein Pianofortefabrik AG

Blüthner Pianos

Meredith & Denis Coleman

The Estate of Heather Curry

Peter & Annette Dart

The Fishmongers' Company

Martin Fraenkel

J Paul Getty Jr Charitable Trust

The Harbour Foundation

The Headley Trust

John Lewis Partnership

The Estate of Sir Neville Marriner FRCM

Rosemary Millar HonRCM & Richard Millar

John Nickson & Simon Rew

Pro Musica Ltd

Pureland Foundation

Leopold de Rothschild 1959 Charitable Trust

The Estate of Humphrey Searle CBE FRCM

The Peter Sowerby Foundation

The Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation UK

The Estate of Ivor Charles Treby

The Estate of Gweneth Urquhart

Van Cleef & Arpels

Sir Siegmund Warburg's Voluntary Settlement

Bob & Sarah Wigley

The Worshipful Company of Musicians 

Major supporters

The Art Fund

Kay Huffner

International Students House

The Estate of Zoe MacGibbon

James & Margaret Lancaster

The Mills Williams Foundation

The Estate of Ann M Naysmith

Michael & Dorothy Needley

The Estate of Dr Michael & Mrs Margot Reece

Sir Simon & Lady Robertson

The Estate of Frank Salter

Kathleen Beryl Sleigh Charitable Trust

Betty Sutherland

The Estate of Jane Udale Nicholas

Vaseppi Trust

Henry Wood Accommodation Trust

Suha Yusuf Charitable Trust


The Aldama Foundation

BAE Systems

BP International

Dr Linda Beeley

Lord Black & Mark Bolland

The Boltini Trust

David Brownlow Charitable Foundation

Claus & Anne Budelmann

Sir Roger & Lady Carr HonRCM

Sir Anthony Cleaver FRCM & Lady Cleaver

Noël Coward Foundation

Diane Davies

Douglas & Kyra Downie

The Drapers' Company

The Gilbert & Eileen Edgar Foundation

The Exilarch's Foundation


Fishmongers' Company

Fiona & Douglas Flint

Elaine Greenberg & Linda Perez

The Estate of Jeanne Henbrey

Terry Hitchcock

The Honourable Society of the Knights of the Round Table

Sir George Iacobescu CBE & Lady Iacobescu

Independent Opera at Sadler's Wells

David James


Karaviotis Foundation

Ruth Keattch

James & Clare Kirkman

David & Mary Laing

Lark Music

Professor Colin Lawson CBE FRCM

Lee Abbey London

Professor Christopher & Vivienne Liu

The Lennox Hannay Charitable Trust

Dr Mark Levesley & Christina Hoseason

Li Tzar Kai Richard

LIBER Foundation

The Loveday Charitable Trust

Mrs Violet M Lucas

Lord & Lady Lurgan Trust

The Hon Richard Lyttelton & Romilly Lyttelton

The Helen Rachael Mackaness Charitable Trust

The Mercers' Company

Jamie Milford

The Howard & Abby Milstein Foundation

Noswad Charity

Opperby Stokowski Collection Trust

The Charles Peel Charitable Trust

The Stanley Picker Charitable Trust

Pilgrim Trust

Catherine Quinn

Russell Race

John & Jenny Reid

The Estate of Charles Stewart Richardson

Roland Saam

Christopher & Anne Saul

The Estate of Monika Saunders

Hilda Scarth

Alethea Siow & Jeremy Furniss

South Square Trust

Peter & Dimity Spiller

Steinway & Sons

Bryan Stott

Tait Memorial Trust

Gordon & Barbara Taylor

Ian & Meriel Tegner

Anthony Thornton

Mrs Lynette Tiong

Richard Toeman / Weinberger Opera Scholarship

Rhoddy Voremberg

Anne Wadsworth OBE & Brian Wadsworth

Sir Peter & Lady Walters

Garry Watts MBE & Carolyn Ward

Professor Lord Winston & Lady Winston

The Wyseliot Charitable Trust

Core contributors

The Abinger Hammer Award

Robert Anderson

The Astor Foundation

The Bliss Trust

Sir Peter & Lady Bonfield

Gary & Eleanor Brass

Peter Brooks

Lorraine Buckland

The D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust

Jane WY Cheung-Yung

Michael & Teresita Cutting

Jonathan & Belinda Davie

Lord & Lady Davies of Abersoch

Heidi Degen

Dr Ian & Janet Edmondson

Mike Evans

Lyndall Foldvary-Khouri

Douglas & Adele Gardner

The Estate of Joy Cynthia Garnham

Peter Granger

Margaret Guido's Charitable Trust

Lily Harriss HonRCM & Julian Harriss

Greta Hemus

The Derek Hill Foundation

Joseph Horovitz HonDMus FRCM

Ms Clare Hyland

Il Circolo

The James & Lucilla Joll Charitable Trust

Catherine Lambert HonRCM

David & Sue Lewis

Peter & Veronica Lofthouse

Maestro Tour Management Ltd

Richard Mansell-Jones

Sir John Margetson

Robert & Julie McCallough

Marcus McDonald

David Mildon

Ellen Moloney

Music Talks

Midori Nishiura HonRCM

Gordon Palmer Charitable Trust

Kathrine Palmer

Xenophon & Zoe Protopapas

Thomas Purcell

Richmond Concert Society

Alan Sainer

Sudborough Foundation

Janis Susskind OBE HonRCM

Paul Tucker

Rev Lyndon van der Pump FRCM & Edward Brooks FRCM

Veronica Wadley CBE

The Wall Trust

Quentin & Sarah Williams

Moira Witty

Juliet Woodman

Wing-Sie Yip