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Support Autumn 2023

Thank you to our supporters

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Music has the power to transform lives. Your generosity has enabled us to reach and nurture gifted students so they can become leading musicians of the next generation, and contribute fully to the worldwide musical community, our society and economy.

We would like to thank all those listed below, as well as those who wish to remain anonymous, who have generously supported the RCM between 1 August 2022 and 31 July 2023.

We would also like to thank members of the RCM Legacy Ensemble who have so thoughtfully pledged a gift to the RCM in their Will.

Summer Supporters List (1 August 2022 – 31 July 2023) 

Founding Patrons 

The Estate of George Frederick Burgan
The Estate of Basil Coleman 
Victor Ford Foundation on behalf of Ramona & Trevor Swale 
The Croucher Hong Kong Charitable Trust 
The Estate of Christopher Hogwood CBE HonDMus 
Kingdom Music Education Group 
Sandro & Rena Lavery HonRCM 
The Leverhulme Trust 
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 
The Wolfson Foundation

Leadership Supporters 

The Estate of Jill Anderson 
Jane Barker CBE FRCM 
Blüthner Pianos 
Andrea Bocelli Foundation 
G & K Boyes Charitable Trust 
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 John & Sylvia Daughtry 
The Estate of Margaret Dewey 
The Foyle Foundation 
The Estate of Albert Frost 
The Harry & Gylla Godwin Charitable Trust 
Linda Hill HonRCM & Tony Hill 
The Victor and Lilian Hochhauser Foundation
Sara Nelson Horner 
The Humphrey Richardson Taylor Charitable Trust 
Community Jameel 
Kirby Laing Foundation 
Leonora 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 
The Segelman Trust 
Dasha Shenkman OBE HonRCM 
The Estate of Gerald Charles Webster 
The Estate of Nancy Ann Wolfers

Principal Supporters

Amaryllis Fleming Foundation 
Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne 
Jane Avery in memory of Robert Avery 
C. Bechstein Pianofortefabrik AG 
Lord Black & Mark Bolland  
Ian Boag 
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 
HSH Dr Prince Donatus von Hohenzollern 
The Estate of Frida Betty Koganovitch 
John Lewis Partnership 
The Estate of Sir Neville Marriner FRCM 
Rosemary Millar HonRCM & Richard Millar 
Michael & Dorothy Needley 
John Nickson & Simon Rew 
Oak Foundation 
The Estate of Sheila & Christine Partridge 
The Charles Peel Charitable Trust 
Pro Musica Ltd 
The Estate of Prudence Raphael née Gaffikin 
The Estate of Charles Stewart Richardson  
Leopold de Rothschild 1959 Charitable Trust 
Roland Saam 
The Estate of Humphrey Searle CBE FRCM 
Alethea Siow & Jeremy Furniss 
Miss Kathleen Beryl Sleigh Charitable Trust 
The Peter Sowerby Foundation 
Steinway & Sons 
Ian & Meriel Tegner 
The Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation UK 
Mrs Lynette Tiong 
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 
The Worshipful Company of Musicians

Major Supporters

The Robert Anderson Trust 
The Victor Dahdaleh Foundation 
Andrew Darke 
Petronella Dittmer
Richard Goulding  
Ms Poppy Holden 
London Women's Clinic Foundation 
The late Dr Martin Schwartz 
The Steel Charitable Trust 
Betty & the late Robert Sutherland 
Swire Charitable Trust 
Kevin Thompson OBE FRCM and Patricia Thompson


Abinger Hammer Village School Trust 
The Aldama Foundation 
Robert Anderson 
Melanie Arora 
In memory of Sabina and Francis Ashley 
Tim Ashley & John Booth 
Vivien & Peter Beckwith 
Dr Linda Beeley 
The Maria Björnson Memorial Fund 
Peter & Kirsty Brooks 
Rosemary Buchanan 
Catherine Clarke 
Noël Coward Foundation 
Nicola Danciger and Dr Danielle Wise in memory of Leonard Marks 
Fiona Dauppe & Michael Petchey 
Diane Davies 
Elizabeth Davison 
Sue Dibley 
The Gilbert & Eileen Edgar Foundation 
The Exilarch's Foundation 
The Patrick & Helena Frost Foundation 
The Estate of Audrey Fryer 
Faye Hamilton & John Stewart 
L G Harris Trust 
The Hedley Foundation 
The Honourable Society of the Knights of the Round Table 
The Houston Family 
The Estate of Elaine Hugh-Jones 
Sir George Iacobescu CBE & Lady Iacobescu 
International Music & Art Foundation
David James 
Richard & Susan Jarvis 
Karaviotis Foundation
Ruth Keattch 
Christopher Kneale 
David & Mary Laing 
James & Margaret Lancaster 
Professor Colin Lawson CBE FRCM 
Lee Abbey London 
The Lennox Hannay Charitable Trust 
LIBER Foundation 
Lord and Lady Lurgan Trust 
The Hon Richard Lyttelton HonRCM & Romilly Lyttelton 
The Helen Rachael Mackaness Charitable Trust 
The 29th May 1961 Charitable Trust 
The Estate of Sheila Melluish 
Sir Peter Middleton and the late Lady Middleton HonRCM 
The Mills Williams Foundation 
The Howard & Abby Milstein Foundation 
Ofenheim Charitable Trust 
Old Possum's Practical Trust 
Phillimore Trust 
The Stanley Picker Charitable Trust 
Catherine Quinn 
Richard Price FRCM & Sue Price 
Russell Race 
John & Jenny Reid 
Rhona Reid Charitable Trust 
Mark Redman  
Roland Corporation 
Hilda Scarth 
The Estate of Humphrey Searle CBE FRCM  
The Estate of Richard Silver 
South Square Trust 
Peter & Dimity Spiller 
Stephen Stuart-Smith 
Tait Memorial Trust 
Anton Tasker 
The Robert Turnbull Piano Foundation 
Rhoddy Voremberg FRCM 
Anne Wadsworth OBE & Brian Wadsworth 
The Wall Trust 
Sir Peter & Lady Walters 
The Wyseliot Charitable Trust 

Core Contributors 

Anglo-Norse Society 
John & Halina Bennett 
Robin & Alice Berkeley 
Richard Blackford 
The Bliss Trust 
Gary & Eleanor Brass 
Rev Lyndon van der Pump FRCM & Edward Brooks FRCM 
Chapman Charitable Trust 
Sir Anthony Cleaver FRCM & Lady Cleaver 
The Estate of Roselyn Ann Clifton Parker 
Elizabeth Davison 
Douglas Downie & Kyra von Schottenstein 
The Ann Driver Trust 
Dr Ian & Janet Edmondson 
Lesley Ferguson 
The Finzi Trust 
Baroness Fleet CBE 
Edward Fox OBE & Joanna David 
Douglas & Adele Gardner
Peter Granger 
Richard Hamilton 
Harbinson Charitable Trust
Lily Harriss HonRCM & Julian Harriss 
The Herbert Howells Trust 
The Derek Hill Foundation 
Zhengchao Hua 
Gillian Humphreys OBE HonRCM & Peter J David 
Il Circolo 
Professor Pat Kendall-Taylor
John & Jackie Lower
Richard Mansell-Jones 
David Mildon 
Ellen Moloney 
Music Talks 
Sarah Jane O’Malley (in memory of Kenneth Goodwin) 
Richard & Rosemary Nelson 
Keith O'Nions 
Linda Perez 
P F Charitable Trust 
PRS for Music Foundation 
The Risman Foundation 
Christopher & Zosia Road 
Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea 
Alan Sainer 
The David & Jennifer Sieff Charitable Trust 
Sarah Sillem 
Janis Susskind OBE HonRCM
Garry Watts MBE 
James Williams 
Moira Witty GRSM ARCM 
The William Walton and La Mortella Trust 
The Worshipful Company of Cutlers 
The Worshipful Company of Saddlers 

We are grateful to ABRSM for their significant contribution

RCM Legacy Ensemble 

Dr Emma Adlard 
Mrs Kathleen Atkins 
Mr Robert C Andrews 
Christopher Ball 
Sue Balston 
Margaret Barfield 
Mr Brian Barker 
Mrs Jane Barker CBE FRCM 
Elizabeth Bates 
John Beech 
Lady Eve Bergman ARCM LRAM  
John Bertalot 
Lord Black and Mr Mark Bolland 
Mrs Elizabeth Blackman 
Helen Brunner 
Mrs Brenda Bunyan 
Miss Valerie Byrom-Taylor 
Sir Roger & Lady Carr HonRCM 
Mr Chris Christodoulou HonRCM 
Daphne Clarke 
Sir Anthony Cleaver FRCM 
Colin Coombs 
Mr Colin Cree 
Mr Paul Duffy 
Mrs Marion Dyer 
Mr John East 
Mrs Catherine James Edwards 
Scott Elkins 
Baroness Fleet CBE 
Iain Fowler HonRCM and Robert Rose 
Pete Fozard 
Sarah Gibb 
Olivia Graham 
Lady Victoria Harrison 
Lily Harriss HonRCM & Julian Harriss 
Mr Michael Hodges 
Susan Holland 
David Holohan 
Bryan Husband 
Michael Kadwell 
Karaviotis Foundation 
Bryan Kelly 
Professor Pat Kendall-Taylor 
Mr Nicholas King FRCM 
Mr Matthew Knight 
Professor Colin Lawson CBE FRCM 
John Lawson 
Dr Kenneth Le Meunier-FitzHugh 
Susan Lyons 
Kenneth and Daphne Midwood 
Lorraine Migliorini 
Miss Madeleine Mitchell FRSA MMus GRSM ARCM 
Ellen Moloney 
Avril Nelson GRSM ARCM & Graham Fearnhead 
Mr Grant Newman & Mr Neville McDonough 
Mr John Nickson & Mr Simon Rew 
Michael Normington 
Mr Humphrey Norrington OBE FRCM 
Terry and Valerie Osborne 
Mrs Katia de Peyer 
Mrs Sue Pudifoot-Stephens 
Dame Janet Ritterman DBE HonDMus 
Victoria, Lady Robey OBE HonRCM 
Mrs Hilda Scarth 
Christopher Scott 
Mr William & Mrs Valerie Shackel 
Ms Barbara Simmonds 
Stephen Stuart-Smith 
Susan Sturrock HonRCM 
Mr Robert Sutherland 
Anton Tasker 
Patricia and Kevin Thompson 
Kyra von Schottenstein 
Anne Wadsworth OBE & Brian Wadsworth 
Caroline Wallis-Newport 
Timothy Wilcox 


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