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Our supporters

Two RCM singers in performance with an orchestra and choir
The Royal College of Music would like to thank everybody who has supported the work of the RCM and our students.

Music has the power to transform lives and your contributions play a vital role in our shared musical life, today and in the future. The following list recognises all those who have made donations of £1,000 or more between May 2018 and May 2019.

More Music Founding Patrons

  • ABRSM
  • The Estate of George Frederick Burgan
  • The Estate of Basil Coleman
  • Croucher Hong Kong Charitable Foundation
  • The Estate of Christopher Hogwood CBE HonDMus
  • Rena & Sandro Lavery
  • 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
  • G & K Boyes Charitable Trust
  • 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 Harry and Gylla Godwin Charitable Trust
  • HEFCE
  • Linda Hill HonRCM & Dr Tony Hill
  • Sara Nelson Horner
  • Kirby Laing Foundation
  • The Leverhulme Trust
  • The Linbury Trust
  • Philip Loubser Foundation
  • The Estate of William Mealings
  • The Mirfield Trust
  • The Polonsky Foundation
  • The Estate of Michael Rimmer
  • Victoria, Lady Robey OBE HonRCM
  • The Estate of Emma Rose
  • Soirée d’Or Scholarships
  • The Wolfson Foundation

Principal supporters

  • C. Bechstein Pianofortefabrik AG

  • Meredith & Denis Coleman

  • The Estate of Thomas Cottrell

  • The Estate of Heather Curry

  • Peter & Annette Dart

  • Fishmongers’ Company

  • J Paul Getty Jr Charitable Trust

  • The Harbour Foundation

  • John Lewis Partnership

  • Rosemary Millar HonRCM & Richard Millar

  • John Nickson & Simon Rew

  • The Pure Land Foundation

  • The Julia & Hans Rausing Trust

  • Leopold de Rothschild 1959 Charitable Trust

  • The Estate of Humphrey Searle CBE FRCM

  • Dasha Shenkman OBE HonRCM

  • The Peter Sowerby Foundation

  • H R Taylor Trust

  • The Estate of Ivor Charles Treby

  • The Estate of Gweneth Urquhart

  • Sir Siegmund Warburg's Voluntary Settlement

  • The Reed Foundation and The Big Give Christmas Challenge

  • Bob & Sarah Wigley

  • The Worshipful Company of Musicians

Major supporters

  • The Alchemy Foundation
  • Laurie Barry
  • The Bertarelli UK Foundation

  • Ian Boag

  • The Estate of Joan Bowles

  • Brian & Janice Capstick

  • The John Curwen Society

  • Finsbury

  • Amaryllis Fleming Foundation

  • Hamish & Sophie Forsyth

  • The Headley Trust

  • Dolly Knowles Charitable Trust

  • James & Margaret Lancaster

  • LIBER Foundation

  • Professor Christopher & Vivienne Liu

  • The Estate of Christopher Mason

  • The Estate of Mary Midgley

  • The Mills Williams Foundation

  • Michael and Dorothy Needley

  • QuiPing Wu

  • The Estate of Ann Richardson

  • Alethea Siow & Jeremy Furniss

  • Miss Kathleen Beryl Sleigh Charitable Trust

  • Steinway & Sons

  • Universal Music Group

  • Vaseppi Trust

  • Van Cleef & Arpels

  • The Art Fund

  • Their Serene Highnesses Prince Donatus and Princess Heidi von Hohenzollern

  • The Henry Wood Accommodation Trust

Supporters

  • Arts Council England/V&A Purchase Fund

  • Lee Abbey London

  • Ashley Family Foundation

  • The Estate of Kenneth Atkinson

  • BAE Systems

  • Vivien & Peter Beckwith

  • Dr Linda Beeley

  • June Birch

  • Ingbert Blüthner

  • Lord Black & Mark Bolland

  • The Boltini Trust

  • Bowerman Charitable Trust

  • The Estate of Charles Branchini

  • Sir Roger & Lady Carr HonRCM

  • The Estate of Ella Carstairs

  • Noël Coward Foundation

  • Lord Davies of Abersoch CBE

  • Brigette Davidson

  • The Drapers' Company

  • The Manny and Brigitta Davidson Charitable Foundation

  • Bob & Susan Eagle

  • The Gilbert & Eileen Edgar Foundation

  • Marc Feigen

  • Lesley Ferguson

  • Fiona & Douglas Flint

  • The Freakley Family

  • Irina Gaydamak

  • Dr Chris Gibson-Smith

  • Elaine Greenberg & Linda Perez

  • The Abinger Hammer Award

  • Terry Hitchcock

  • The Houston Family

  • Kay Huffner

  • Independent Opera at Sadler's Wells

  • JMC

  • David James

  • Joseph & Jill Karaviotis

  • Ruth Keattch

  • James and Clare Kirkman

  • The Honourable Society of the Knights of the Round Table

  • Dr Mark Levesley & Christina Hoseason

  • The Kenneth Loveland Gift

  • The Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation UK

  • Lark Music

  • The Lennox Hannay Charitable Trust

  • Carol & Geoff Lindey

  • Lord and Lady Lurgan Trust

  • The Hon Richard Lyttelton & Romilly Lyttelton

  • Ian Mactaggart Trust

  • Ronald & Rita McAulay

  • The Mercers' Company

  • Sir Peter & Lady Middleton FRCM

  • Jamie Milford

  • The Howard & Abby Milstein Foundation

  • Pro Musica Ltd

  • Professor Luigi & Elisabetta de Simone Niquesa

  • Midori Nishiura HonRCM

  • The Charles Peel Charitable Trust

  • Richard Price FRCM and Sue Price

  • Russell Race

  • The Estate of Charles Stewart Richardson

  • Sir Simon & Lady Robertson

  • Alan Rubin

  • Roland Saam

  • Christopher & Anne Saul

  • Hilda Scarth

  • The South Square Trust

  • Peter & Dimity Spiller

  • Opperby Stokowski Collection Trust

  • Bryan Stott

  • Ian Stoutzker CBE FRCM

  • Betty Sutherland

  • Tait Memorial Trust

  • Ian & Meriel Tegner

  • Anthony Thornton

  • Mrs Lynette Tiong

  • Rhoddy Voremberg

  • Anne Wadsworth OBE & Brian Wadsworth

  • Sir Peter & Lady Walters

  • Carolyn Ward

  • Marc Wassermann and Lisa Osofsky

  • Garry Watts MBE

  • Richard Toeman/Weinberger Opera Scholarship

  • Anthony Weldon FRCM & Jane Weldon

  • Jane Wilson

  • Professor Lord Winston & Lady Winston

  • The Wyseliot Charitable Trust

  • Lake Mozi Zhang

Core Contributors

  • Robert Anderson
  • The Estate of Gillian Ashby
  • Avenue Chapter of Royal Arch Freemasons’
  • The Estate of John Barker
  • Mary Batten
  • John & Halina Bennett
  • Lady Bergman
  • The Bliss Trust
  • Gary & Eleanor Brass
  • Peter Brooks
  • Lorraine Buckland
  • Lady Buchanan
  • Roger Chadder HonRCM & Rosemary Chadder
  • Sir Anthony Cleaver FRCM & Lady Cleaver
  • Andrew Curran
  • Jonathan & Belinda Davie
  • Elisabeth de Kergorlay
  • Douglas and Kyra Downie
  • The Ann Driver Trust
  • Dr Ian & Janet Edmondson
  • Alyce Faye Eichelberger-Cleese
  • The Everard Foundation
  • Douglas & Adele Gardner
  • Professor Alice Gast
  • Peter Granger
  • Edwin and Hilary Green
  • The Derek Hill Foundation
  • Lady Annie Harding & Sir David Walker
  • Julian Hardwick
  • Lily Harriss HonRCM & Julian Harriss
  • Greta Hemus
  • John & Susan Heywood
  • The Hintze Family Charitable Foundation
  • Gillian Humphreys OBE HonRCM & Peter David
  • Clare Hyland
  • Il Circolo
  • Michael Jefferies ARCM in memory of Beryl May Jefferies (West)
  • The James and Lucilla Joll Charitable Trust
  • Catherine Lambert HonRCM
  • Professor Colin Lawson CBE FRCM
  • David & Sue Lewis
  • Lin Yi Xian
  • Charles & Dominique Lubar
  • Sir John Margetson
  • Marcus McDonald
  • David Mildon
  • Music Talks
  • Ellen Moloney
  • Peter Neal
  • Jennifer Neelands
  • Humphrey Norrington OBE FRCM
  • Ofenheim Charitable Trust
  • Gordon Palmer Charitable Trust
  • Pilgrim Trust
  • Kevin Porter HonRCM
  • Thomas Purcell
  • The Finnis Scott Foundation
  • Sudborough Foundation
  • Kara Radcliffe
  • John & Jenny Reid
  • Stuart Rose
  • Kerry & Dimity Rubie
  • Michael Steen
  • Siqi Sun
  • Janis Susskind OBE HonRCM
  • Robert Swannell OBE
  • Sir Richard & Lady Sykes
  • Edmund Truell & Cédriane de Boucaud
  • Veronica Wadley CBE
  • Qing Wang
  • John Ward
  • Sir Robert & Lady Wilson
  • Rev Lyndon van der Pump FRCM & Edward Brooks FRCM
  • The Wall Trust
  • Juliet Woodman
  • The York Competitive Festival of Singing

Regular donors

  • Sir Robert & Lady Wilson
  • Emma Adlard
  • Janet Buckle
  • Vanessa Crichton
  • Gordon Cooper
  • Morella Cottam
  • Colin Cree ARCM
  • Jonathan Denbigh
  • Talia Hull HonRCM
  • June Keyte MBE
  • Peter Lynch
  • Patrick Magill
  • Gillian Moore CBE FRCM
  • Christopher Muhley
  • Humphrey Norrington OBE FRCM
  • Rev'd Roger Quick
  • Christopher Road
  • Richard Turner

And those who wish to remain anonymous