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 RCM. We would like to thank in particular our More Music Founding Patrons and Leadership Supporters, as well as those who have made donations of £5,000 or more between May 2016 and May 2017. Gifts are listed alphabetically in order of surname.


More Music Founding Patrons

The Estate of George Frederick Burgan
The Estate of Basil Coleman
Heritage Lottery Fund
The Estate of Christopher Hogwood CBE HonDMus
Kingdom Music Education Group
Rena & Sandro Lavery
The Estate of Neville Wathen
Garfield Weston Foundation

Leadership supporters

The Derek Butler Trust
Philip Carne MBE HonRCM & Christine Carne
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
Linda Hill HonRCM & Dr Tony Hill
Sara Nelson Horner
The Leverhulme Trust
The Linbury Trust
The Estate of William Mealings
The Mirfield Trust
The Polonsky Foundation
Geoffrey Richards HonRCM & Valerie Richards
The Estate of Michael Rimmer
Victoria, Lady Robey OBE
The Estate of Emma Rose
Soirée d’Or Scholarships
Ruth West HonRCM & Dr Michael West 

Major supporters

Jane Barker CBE
Laurie Barry
The Estate of Heather Curry
The John Curwen Society
Peter & Annette Dart
Fishmongers’ Company
Hamish & Sophie Forsyth
The Harbour Foundation
The Hargreaves and Ball Charitable Trust
The Headley Trust
Help Musicians UK
Kirby Laing Foundation
John Lewis Partnership
Professor Christopher & Vivienne Liu
Philip Loubser Foundation
The Estate of Billy Newman
John Nickson & Simon Rew
P F Charitable Trust
The Pure Land Foundation
The Julia & Hans Rausing Trust
The Reed Foundation & The Big Give Christmas Challenge
The Estate of Olive Gwendoline Rees
Dasha Shenkman OBE HonRCM
Peter & Dimity Spiller
H R Taylor Trust
Bob & Sarah Wigley
The Wolfson Foundation
The Henry Wood Accommodation Trust


The Estate of Gillian Ashby
Ashley Family Foundation
The Biddy Baxter & John Hosier Trust
Dr Linda Beeley
Lord Black & Mark Bolland
Bowerman Charitable Trust
The Boltini Trust
Anne Bradley
Cambridge in America
Sir Roger & Lady Carr HonRCM
The Thomas Sivewright Catto Charitable Settlement
The Cayzer Trust Company Ltd
The Estate of Roselyn Ann Clifton Parker
Lord Davies of Abersoch CBE
The Drapers' Company
The Gilbert & Eileen Edgar Foundation
Lesley Ferguson
The Freakley Family
The Hon. Mrs Gilmour
In memory of Alvin Gold
Elaine Greenberg & Linda Perez
Andrew Haigh
Helen Hamlyn Trust
The Estate of Barbara Margaret Holt
The Houston Family
Independent Opera at Sadler's Wells
Ruth Keattch
Professor Colin Lawson CBE FRCM
Lee Abbey London
Carol & Geoff Lindey
Lord and Lady Lurgan Trust
The Hon Richard Lyttelton & Romilly Lyttelton
The Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation UK
The Honourable Society of the Knights of the Round Table
The Dolly Knowles Charitable Trust
The Estate of Anthony Mason
The Mercers' Company
Jamie Milford
Rosemary Millar HonRCM & Richard Millar
The Countess of Munster Musical Trust
Pro Musica Ltd
Midori Nishiura HonRCM
Humphrey Norrington OBE FRCM & Frances Norrington
The Charles Peel Charitable Trust
The Stanley Picker Charitable Trust
The Estate of Charles Stewart Richardson
Sir Simon & Lady Robertson
Hilda Scarth
Kathleen Beryl Sleigh Charitable Trust
South Square Trust
Steinway & Sons
Ian Stouzker CBE FRCM
Robert & Betty Sutherland
Tait Memorial Trust
Ian & Meriel Tegner
Lynette Tiong
Universal Music Group
Rev Lyndon van de Pump FRCM & Edward Brooks FRCM
The Wall Trust
Sir Peter & Lady Walters
Bob & Sarah Wigley
The Mills Williams Foundation
Jane Wilson
Professor Lord Winston & Lady Winston
The Worshipful Company of Musicians
The Wyseliot Charitable Trust

And those who wish to remain anonymous

Circles for Excellence members

Chairman’s Circle

Brian & Janice Capstick
Philip Carne MBE HonRCM & Christine Carne
Guy Dawson & Samantha Horscroft
Gisela Gledhill
Linda Hill HonRCM & Dr Tony Hill
Terry Hitchcock
TSH Prince Donatus and Princess Heidi Von Hohenzollern
David James
Clare & James Kirkman
James & Margaret Lancaster
Lark Insurance
Dr Mark Levesley & Christina Hoseason
Victoria, Lady Robey OBE
Roland Saam
Dasha Shenkman OBE HonRCM
Alethea Siow & Jeremy Furniss
Ruth West HonRCM & Dr Michael West

Director’s Circle

Sir Peter & Lady Middleton FRCM
John Nickson & Simon Rew
Richard Price FRCM & Sue Price
Russell Race
Peter & Dimity Spiller
Robert & Betty Sutherland
Brian & Anne Wadsworth OBE

Patrons’ Circle

Isla Baring OAM
Jane Barker CBE
John & Halina Bennett
Lady Bergman
Lorraine Buckland
Sir Anthony Cleaver FRCM & Lady Cleaver
Elisabeth de Kergorlay
Dr Ian & Janet Edmondson
Professor Alice Gast
Lily & Julian Harriss
Greta Hemus
John & Susan Heywood
David & Sue Lewis
Charles & Dominique Lubar
David Mildon
Ellen Moloney
Jennifer Neelands
Kara Radcliffe
Kerry & Dimity Rubie
Sir Richard & Lady Sykes
Anthony Thornton
Rhoddy Voremberg
John Ward
Jane Wilson
Sir Robert & Lady Wilson


Christopher Bellew
John and Jean Botts
Roger Chadder HonRCM
Jonathan and Susan Cole
Morella Cottam
Caroline Doggart
The Hon William Gibson
Kyoko Gledhill
Peter Granger
Valery Honeyman
Gillian Humphreys OBE HonRCM
Ruth Keattch
Dr Graham Kidd
Richard Mansell-Jones
Humphrey Norrington OBE FRCM
John and Jennifer Reid
John Sharpe OBE
Janis Susskind OBE HonRCM
William Tilden
John Wright

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