Back to top      




All issues

Autumn 2021

Summer 2021

Spring 2021

Autumn 2020

Summer 2020

Article type

All articles








Video feature

Upbeat Home


Article Type

Three RCM students walking past a lake in a park

Support Summer 2021

Thank you to our supporters

Share #UpbeatOnline

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 May 2020 and 30 April 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 & 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 Trust

The Estate of Albert Frost

G & K Boyes Charitable Trust

The Harry & Gylla Godwin Charitable Trust

The Humphrey Richardson Taylor Charitable 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

Blüthner Pianos

Meredith & Denis Coleman

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


John Lewis Partnership

The Estate of Sir Neville Marriner FRCM

Rosemary Millar HonRCM & Richard Millar

John Nickson & Simon Rew

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

Sir Siegmund Warburg's Voluntary Settlement

Bob & Sarah Wigley

Henry Wood Accommodation Trust

The Worshipful Company of Musicians

Major Supporters

Arts Council England/V&A Purchase Fund

C. Bechstein Pianofortefabrik AG

The Estate of Enid Faithfull

The Estate of Audrey Goodfellow

The Estate of Alan & Sylvia Hammond

The Headley Trust

Sir George Iacobescu CBE & Lady Iacobescu

The Estate of Freda Betty Koganovitc

The Mills Williams Foundation

Michael & Dorothy Needley

The Estate of Sheila & Christine Partridge

Alethea Siow & Jeremy Furniss

Kathleen Beryl Sleigh Charitable Trust

The Steel Charitable Trust

Steinway & Sons

Vaseppi Trust

Garry Watts MBE & Carolyn Ward

Suha Yusuf Charitable Trust


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

The D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust

Lord & Lady Davies of Abersoch

Diane Davies

Douglas Downie & Kyra von Schottenstein

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

David James

Richard & Susan Jarvis


Karaviotis Foundation

Ivan Katzen

Ruth Keattch

David & Mary Laing

James & Margaret Lancaster

Lee Abbey London

The Lennox Hannay Charitable Trust

Dr Mark Levesley & Christina Hoseason

James & Clare Kirkman

Professor Colin Lawson CBE FRCM

LIBER Foundation

Lord & Lady Lurgan Trust

The Hon Richard Lyttelton & Romilly Lyttelton

Mark Messenger FRCM

Jamie Milford

The Howard & Abby Milstein Foundation

Ofenheim Charitable Trust

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 Estate of Richard Silver

Peter & Dimity Spiller

South Square Trust

Janis Susskind OBE HonRCM

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

Josef Weinberger Ltd

The Wyseliot Charitable Trust

Core Contributors

The Abinger Hammer Award

Robert Anderson

The Astor Foundation

Sarah & Stephen Baxter

John & Halina Bennett

Lord Black & Mark Bolland

The Bliss Trust

Gary & Eleanor Brass

Peter Brooks

Sir Anthony Cleaver FRCM & Lady Cleaver

The Estate of Roselyn Ann Clifton Parker

The Estate of Margaret L Cooper

Gordon & Penny 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

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

Professor Pat Kendall-Taylor

Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea

David & Sue Lewis

Richard Mansell-Jones

The Mercers' Company

David Mildon

Ellen Moloney

Music Talks

Keith O'Nions

Kathrine Palmer

Gordon Palmer Charitable Trust

Linda Perez

PRS for Music Foundation

Richard Price FRCM & Sue Price

Catherine Quinn

Christopher & Anne Saul

Lou Slater

The Tamir-Sternberg Foundation

Peter Storrs Trust

Sudborough Foundation

Dylan Szymanski

Thriplow Charitable Trust

Louisa Treger

Rev Lyndon van der Pump FRCM & Edward Brooks FRCM

The Wall Trust

The William Walton & La Mortella Trust

Jill & Michael Westwood

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

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

Professor Colin Cree

Katia de Peyer

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

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

Robert Sutherland

Frances Tait

Patricia & Kevin Thompson

Timothy Wilcox