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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.

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 August 2020 and 31 July 2021.

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 Will and to celebrate the life-changing impact of the bequests we receive.


More Music Founding Patrons

The Estate of George Frederick Burgan

The Estate of Basil Coleman

The Croucher Hong Kong Charitable Trust

The Estate of Christopher Hogwood CBE HonDMus

Kingdom Music Education Group

Sandro & Rena Lavery HonRCM

The National Lottery Heritage Fund

Geoffrey Richards HonRCM & Valerie Richards

The Estate of Neville Wathen

Ruth West HonRCM & the late 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

Meredith & Denis Coleman

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 Estate of Albert Frost

G & K Boyes Charitable Trust

The Harry & Gylla Godwin Charitable Trust


Linda Hill HonRCM & Tony Hill

Her Serene Highness Princess Heidi von Hohenzollern

Sara Nelson Horner

The Humphrey Richardson Taylor Charitable Trust

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

Pureland 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 OBEHonRCM

The Estate of Nancy Ann Wolfers

The Wolfson Foundation

Principal Supporters

Amaryllis Fleming Foundation

Blüthner Pianos

The Estate of Heather Curry

Peter & Annette Dart

The Drapers' Company;

The Fishmongers' Company;

Martin Fraenkel

J Paul Getty Jr Charitable Trust

The Harbour Foundation

The Headley Trust

Jules Hess and the late Tony Hess


John Lewis Partnership

The Estate of Sir Neville Marriner FRCM

Rosemary Millar HonRCM & Richard Millar

John Nickson & Simon Rew

The Estate of Sheila & Christine Partridge

Pro Musica Ltd

The Estate of Charles Stewart Richardson

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

Vaseppi Trust

Sir Siegmund Warburg's Voluntary Settlement

Bob & Sarah Wigley

Henry Wood Accommodation Trust

Major Supporters

C. Bechstein Pianofortefabrik AG

The Victor Dahdaleh Foundation

The Estate of Enid Faithfull

The Estate of Audrey Goodfellow

The Estate of Alan & Sylvia Hammond

His Serene Highness Dr Prince Donatus von Hohenzollern 

The Estate of Freda Betty Koganovitch

The Mills Williams Foundation 
Michael & Dorothy Needley

Kathleen Beryl Sleigh Charitable Trust

The Steel Charitable Trust

The Estate of Una Warnes FRCM

The Worshipful Company of Musicians

Suha Yusuf Charitable Trust


Arts Council England/V&A Purchase Fund

The Robert Anderson Trust

Ashley Family Foundation

Dr Linda Beeley

The Maria Björnson Memorial Fund

Ian Boag

The John Booth Charitable Foundation

Claus & Anne Budelmann

Catherine Clarke

Noël Coward Foundation

Lord & Lady Davies of Abersoch

Diane Davies

Douglas Downie & Kyra von Schottenstein

The D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust

The Gilbert & Eileen Edgar Foundation

The Exilarch's Foundation

Lesley Ferguson

The Kathleen Hannay Memorial Charity

The Honourable Society of the Knights of the Round Table

The Houston Family

Kay Huffner

The Innholders’ Charitable Foundation

Sir George Iacobescu CBE & Lady Iacobescu

David James

Richard & Susan Jarvis

Karaviotis Foundation

Ivan Katzen

Ruth Keattch

Professor Pat Kendall-Taylor

James & Clare Kirkman

David & Mary Laing

James & Margaret Lancaster

Professor Colin Lawson CBE FRCM

Lee Abbey London

The Lennox Hannay Charitable Trust

Dr Mark Levesley & Christina Hoseason

LGT Group Foundation

LIBER Foundation

Lord & Lady Lurgan Trust

The Hon Richard Lyttelton & Romilly Lyttelton

The Helen Rachael Mackaness Charitable Trust

Mark Messenger FRCM

Jamie Milford

The Howard & Abby Milstein Foundation

Opperby Stokowski Collection Trust

P F Charitable Trust

The Charles Peel Charitable Trust

The Stanley Picker Charitable Trust

Sarah Pritchard

Russell Race

Mark Redman

John & Jenny Reid

Sir Simon & Lady Robertson

Roland Saam

Hilda Scarth

The Rudge Shipley Charitable Trust

The Estate of Richard Silver

Alethea Siow & Jeremy Furniss

Peter & Dimity Spiller

South Square Trust

Steinway & Sons

Betty Sutherland

Doreen Tabor MBE

Tait Memorial Trust

Ian & Meriel Tegner

Mrs Lynette Tiong

The Robert Turnbull Piano Foundation

Rhoddy Voremberg

Anne Wadsworth OBE & Brian Wadsworth

Sir Peter & Lady Walters

The Estate of John Ward

Garry Watts MBE & Carolyn Ward

Josef Weinberger Ltd

The Wyseliot Charitable Trust

Core Contributors

The Abinger Hammer Award 

Robert Anderson

The Astor Foundation

Sarah & Stephen Baxter

John & Halina Bennett

Stephan & Nilufer Von Bismarck

Lord Black & Mark Bolland

The Bliss Trust

Gary & Eleanor Brass

Peter Brooks

The Brooks Van Der Pump Charitable Trust

Sir Anthony Cleaver FRCM & Lady Cleaver

The Estate of Roselyn Ann Clifton Parker

Cockayne - Grants for the Arts and the London Community Foundation

Gordon & Penny Cooper

The Estate of Margaret L Cooper

Serena Croxson, family & friends in memory of Leng Croxson

Jonathan Del Mar

The Ann Driver Trust

Dr Ian & Janet Edmondson

Baroness Fleet CBE

Douglas & Adele Gardner

Lady Gibbs

Gilbert Ash

Irina Gofman

Peter Granger

Richard Hamilton

Peter & Cynthia Hardy

Lily Harriss HonRCM & Julian Harriss

Greta Hemus

The Derek Hill Foundation

The Victor & Lilian Hochhauser Foundation

Herbert Howells Trust

Clare Hyland

Il Circolo

Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea

David & Sue Lewis

John & Jackie Lower

Richard Mansell-Jones

The Mercers' Company

David Mildon

Ellen Moloney

Music Talks

Richard & Rosemary Nelson

Ofenheim Charitable Trust

Keith O'Nions

Gordon Palmer Charitable Trust

Kathrine Palmer 
Linda Perez

Pilgrim Trust

PRS for Music Foundation

Richard Price FRCM & Sue Price

Catherine Quinn

Christopher & Anne Saul

Lou Slater

Peter Storrs Trust

Sudborough Foundation

Janis Susskind OBE HonRCM

Dylan Szymanski

The Tamir-Sternberg Foundation

Thriplow Charitable Trust

The Thistle Trust

Louisa Treger

The Wall Trust

The William Walton & La Mortella Trust

Jill & Michael Westwood

James Williams

Quentin & Sarah Williams

Catherine Wilson

Yip Wing-Sie

Professor Lord Winston & Lady Winston

Moira Witty

The Worshipful Company of Cutlers

The Worshipful Company of Saddlers

RCM Legacy Ensemble

Dr Emma Adlard

Robert C Andrews

Margaret Barfield

Brian Barker

Jane Barker CBE FRCM

Elizabeth Bates

Lady Eve Bergman

Lord Black of Brentwood & Mark Bolland

Elizabeth Blackman

Brenda Bunyan

Valerie Byrom-Taylor

Sir Roger & Lady Carr HonRCM

Chris Christodoulou HonRCM

Sir Anthony Cleaver FRCM

Professor Colin Cree

Katia de Peyer

Paul Duffy

Marion Dyer

John East

Pete Fozard

Audrey Fryer

Lady Victoria Harrison

Lily Harriss HonRCM & Julian Harriss

Michael Hodges

Poppy Holden

Susan Holland

David Holohan

Catherine James Edwards

Michael Kadwell

Ivan Katzen

Bryan Kelly

Professor Pat Kendall-Taylor

Nicholas King FRCM

Matthew Knight

Noel Lamont

Professor Colin Lawson CBE FRCM

John Lawson

Kenneth & Daphne Midwood

Madeleine Mitchell FRSA MMus GRSM ARCM

Ellen Moloney

Avril Nelson GRSM ARCM & Graham Fearnhead

Grant Newman & Neville McDonough

John Nickson & Simon Rew

Humphrey Norrington OBE FRCM

Terry & Valerie Osborne

Sue Pudifoot-Stephens

Dame Janet Ritterman DBE HonDMus

Victoria, Lady Robey OBE HonRCM

Hilda Scarth

Kyra von Schottenstein

William & Valerie Shackel

Barbara Simmonds

Stephen Stuart-Smith

Susan Sturrock HonRCM

Robert Sutherland

Frances Tait

Patricia & Kevin Thompson

Timothy Wilcox