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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 January 2020 and 31 December 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 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

Rena & Sandro Lavery

The 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 & Tony Hill

Their Serene Highnesses Prince Donatus & Princess Heidi von Hohenzollern  

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

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 OBE HonRCM 

The Estate of Nancy Ann Wolfers 

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 Drapers' Company

The Fishmongers' Company

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 

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 

Henry Wood Accommodation Trust

The Worshipful Company of Musicians

Major Supporters

The Estate of Enid Faithfull 

The Estate of Alan & Sylvia Hammond 

Hamish & Sophie Forsyth

Kay Huffner 

Sir George Iacobescu CBE & Lady Iacobescu 

Prof Christopher Liu OBE & Mrs Vivienne Liu

The Mills Williams Foundation 

Michael & Dorothy Needley

Steinway & Sons

The Estate of Jane Udale Nicholas

Vaseppi Trust

Carolyn Ward

Suha Yusuf Charitable Trust


The Aldama Foundation 

The Robert Anderson Trust  

Ashley Family Foundation 

Dr Linda Beeley 

The Maria Bjornson Memorial Fund  

Lord Black & Mark Bolland 

The Boltini Trust 

John Booth Charitable Foundation 

Claus & Anne Budelmann

Noël Coward Foundation 

Lord & Lady Davies of Abersoch 

Diane Davies 

Douglas & Kyra Downie 

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 

David James 

Richard & Susan Jarvis 


Karaviotis Foundation 

Ivan Katzen 

Ruth Keattch 

James & Margaret Lancaster 

Lark Music

Lee Abbey London 

The Lennox Hannay Charitable Trust 

Dr Mark Levesley & Christina Hoseason 

LIBER Foundation 

Lord & Lady Lurgan Trust 

The Hon Richard Lyttelton & Romilly Lyttelton 

The Estate of Zoe MacGibbon 

The Helen Rachael Mackaness Charitable Trust 

Mark Messenger FRCM 

Jamie Milford 

Opperby Stokowski Collection Trust 

P F Charitable Trust 

The Charles Peel Charitable Trust 

The Stanley Picker Charitable Trust 

Sarah Pritchard 

Catherine Quinn 

Russell Race 

Mr Mark Redman  

John & Jenny Reid 

The Estate of Charles Stewart Richardson 

Sir Simon & Lady Robertson 

Roland Saam 

Hilda Scarth 

The Estate of Richard Silver 

Alethea Siow & Jeremy Furniss 

Kathleen Beryl Sleigh Charitable Trust 

South Square Trust 

Peter & Dimity Spiller 

Bryan Stott 

Betty Sutherland 

Doreen Tabor MBE

Ian & Meriel Tegner  

Anthony Thornton 

Mrs Lynette Tiong 

Richard Toeman / Weinberger Opera Scholarship 

Rhoddy Voremberg 

Anne Wadsworth OBE & Brian Wadsworth 

Sir Peter & Lady Walters 

The Wyseliot Charitable Trust

Core Contributors 

The Abinger Hammer Award

Robert Anderson 

The Astor Foundation 

Sarah & Stephen Baxter 

John & Halina Bennett 

Ian Boag 

Sir Peter & Lady Bonfield 

Gary & Eleanor Brass 

Peter Brooks 

Lorraine Buckland 

The D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust 

Rodrik Cave 

Catherine Clarke

Sir Anthony Cleaver FRCM & Lady Cleaver

The Estate of Roselyn Ann Clifton Parker 

Gordon & Penny Cooper 

The Estate of Margaret 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 

Peter Granger 

Lily Harriss HonRCM & Julian Harriss 

Greta Hemus 

John & Susan Heywood 

The Derek Hill Foundation 

The Victor & Lilian Hochhauser Foundation 

Herbert Howells Trust  

Clare Hyland 

Il Circolo 

Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea 

David & Mary Laing 

Professor Colin Lawson CBE FRCM 

David & Sue Lewis 

Marcus McDonald 

The Mercers' Company 

David Mildon 

Ellen Moloney 

Music Talks 

Keith O'Nions  

Ofenheim Charitable Trust 

Kathrine Palmer

Linda Perez 

PRS for Music Foundation 

Richard Price FRCM & Sue Price 

Richmond Concert Society 

Dr Diana Salazar 

Christopher & Anne Saul 

Lou Slater  

Sudborough Foundation 

Janis Susskind OBE HonRCM 

Rev Lyndon van der Pump FRCM & Edward Brooks FRCM 

The Wall Trust

The Estate of John Ward

Jill & Michael Westwood

Quentin & Sarah Williams 

Catherine Wilson  

Yip Wing-Sie 

Professor Lord Winston & Lady Winston 

Moira Witty 

The Worshipful Company of Saddlers

RCM Legacy Ensemble

Dr Emma Adlard 

Jill Anderson 

Robert C Andrews 

Brian Barker 

Jane Barker CBE FRCM 

Elizabeth Bates 

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 

Colin Cree 

Katia de Peyer 

Dr John Donnelly 

Paul Duffy 

Marion Dyer 

John East 

Audrey Fryer

Lady Victoria Harrison 

Michael Hodges 

Poppy Holden

Susan Holland 

Catherine James Edwards 

Michael Kadwell  

Ivan Katzen  

Bryan Kelly

Nicholas King FRCM 

Matthew Knight 

Noel Lamont 

Professor Colin Lawson CBE FRCM 

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

Dame Janet Ritterman DBE HonDMus 

Sue Pudifoot-Stephens 

Hilda Scarth 

William & Valerie Shackel

Barbara Simmonds

Stephen Stuart-Smith

Robert Sutherland

Frances Tait