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Support Spring 2024

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 Royal College of Music between 1 January and 31 December 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.

Spring 2024 Supporters List  (1 January - 31 December 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  
Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne 
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 Harbour Foundation 
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  
Jane Avery in memory of Robert Avery  
C. Bechstein Pianofortefabrik AG  
Dr Linda Beeley 
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 Headley Trust  
Jules Hess & the late Tony Hess  
HSH Dr Prince Donatus von Hohenzollern  
The Estate of Frida Betty Koganovitch  
John Lewis Partnership  
Lord and Lady Lurgan Trust  
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  
The Estate of Stephen P Roberts   
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  
Sandra Treagus 
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 
E B M Charitable Trust 
Richard Goulding   
Ms Poppy Holden  
London Women’s Clinic Foundation  
The late Dr Martin Schwartz  
The Steel Charitable Trust  
Betty & the late Robert Sutherland


Abinger Hammer Village School Trust  
The Aldama Foundation  
Robert Anderson   
Vivien & Peter Beckwith  
The Maria Björnson Memorial Fund  
The Blyth Charitable Trust  
The Julian Bream Trust 
Graham Brookman 
Peter & Kirsty Brooks  
Andrew Bruce 
Rosemary Buchanan 
George and Daphne Burnett 
Il Circolo Italiano 
Catherine Clarke  
Noël Coward Foundation  
Nicola Danciger & Dr Danielle Wise in memory of Leonard Marks    
Diane Davies  
Cynthia, Anna and Paula Downes  
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 Honourable Society of the Knights of the Round Table   
The Houston Family   
Sir George Iacobescu CBE & Lady Iacobescu   
International Music & Art Foundation 
Alastair Jackson AM and Melba Opera Trust 
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  
Mr Marco Livingstone 
The Hon Richard Lyttelton HonRCM & Romilly Lyttelton
The 29th May 1961 Charitable Trust  
The Estate of Sheila Melluish  
Sir Peter Middleton & the late Lady Middleton HonRCM  
The Mills Williams Foundation  
The Howard & Abby Milstein Foundation  
Ofenheim Charitable Trust 
Marian and Gordon Pell 
Old Possum’s Practical Trust  
Phillimore Trust  
The Stanley Picker Charitable Trust  
PRS for Music Foundation  
Catherine Quinn  
Richard Price FRCM & Sue Price  
John & Jenny Reid
Mark Redman   
The Risman Foundation  
Roland Corporation  
Hilda Scarth  
The Estate of Richard Silver  
South Square Trust  
Peter & Dimity Spiller  
St John’s Wood Square  
Stephen Stuart-Smith   
Tait Memorial Trust   
Anton Tasker   
The Robert Turnbull Piano Foundation
Anne Wadsworth OBE & Brian Wadsworth   
The Wall Trust   
Lady Meryl Walters 
Nicole Yang

Core Contributors  

ABO Trust’s Sirens Programme  
Dr Kamal Ahuja & Anna Gustafson 
John & Halina Bennett  
Robin & Alice Berkeley  
Richard Blackford 
Gary & Eleanor Brass
Sir Anthony Cleaver FRCM & Lady Cleaver  
The Estate of Roselyn Ann Clifton Parker
Douglas Downie & Kyra von Schottenstein  
The Ann Driver Trust  
Dr Ian & Janet Edmondson  
Lesley Ferguson  
Baroness Fleet CBE  
Douglas & Adele Gardner 
Peter Granger  
Dayu Guo  
Richard Hamilton
The Herbert Howells Trust
Zhengchao Hua 
Gillian Humphreys OBE HonRCM & Peter J David
John & Jackie Lower 
Charles & Dominique Lubar 
Richard Mansell-Jones  
David Mildon  
Ellen Moloney  
Richard & Minako Mountford
Mr Richard Nelson
Gordon Palmer Charitable Trust 
Rosa Parks Fund at The Miami Foundation 
Thomas Purcell 
P F Charitable Trust  
Christopher & Zosia Road  
Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea 
The David & Jennifer Sieff Charitable Trust  
Janis Susskind OBE HonRCM 
Carolyn Ward 
Garry Watts MBE  
James Williams
Moira Witty GRSM ARCM  
Dr Paula Walter  
The William Walton and La Mortella Trust 
The Worshipful Company of Saddlers  
We are grateful to ABRSM for their significant contribution.

RCM Legacy Ensemble 

Dr Emma Adlard 
Robert Anderson 
Mr Robert C Andrews 
Mrs Kathleen Atkins   
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 & 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 ARCM
Mrs Katia de Peyer 
Mr Paul Duffy
Mrs Marion Dyer 
Mr John East
Mrs Catherine James Edwards 
Scott Elkins
Ms Avril Nelson & Mr Graham Fearnhead
Baroness Fleet CBE
Iain Fowler HonRCM & Robert Rose 
Pete Fozard
Donald Fraser HonRCM
Sarah Gibb
Olivia Graham
Lady Victoria Harrison
Lily Harriss HonRCM & Julian Harriss
Mr Michael Hodges
Ms Poppy Holden
Susan Holland
David Holohan
Bryan Husband
Michael Kadwell
Karaviotis Foundation
Bryan Kelly
Professor Pat Kendall-Taylor
Mr Nicholas King FRCM
Mr Matthew Knight
John Lawson
Professor Colin Lawson CBE FRCM
Dr Kenneth Le Meunier-FitzHugh
Marco Livingstone
Sue Lyons
Mr Neville McDonough
Kenneth & Daphne Midwood
Lorraine Migliorini
Elizabeth Mitchell
Miss Madeleine Mitchell FRSA MMus GRSM ARCM
Ellen Moloney
Jennifer Neelands
Avril Nelson GRSM ARCM
Mr John Nickson and Mr Simon Rew
Michael Normington
Mr Humphrey Norrington OBE FRCM
Terry and Valerie Osborne
Caroline Elizabeth Page
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 
Kenny Sturgeon   
Susan Sturrock HonRCM 
Mr Robert Sutherland 
Ms Frances Tait 
Anton Tasker 
Patricia & Kevin Thompson 
Kyra von Schottenstein 
Anne Wadsworth OBE & Brian Wadsworth 
Caroline Wallis-Newport 
Timothy Wilcox 


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