Meet our Supporters

                 

Paul Duffy

Paul Duffy has been an RCM Friend since 1992 and, as a member of Mensa, arranges regular group trips to RCM International Opera School productions for members of the society.

Paul tells us more about his RCM experiences 

 

Ken Goodwin

RCM Best Friend Ken Goodwin is a familiar face to many around the RCM. Since discovering the College in 2011, he’s attended more than 350 events!

Find out why he chooses to support the RCM 

 

 

 

 

Janie Orr

Janie Orr manages the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee at Universal Music. The company provides generous support to the Royal College of Music’s Sparks Juniors programme, enabling children from local boroughs to access the RCM's excellent teaching and learning resources.

Here Janie explains why they’re keen to support this initiative.

Ruth West

Ruth West

Scholarship supporter Ruth West shares her life long interest in music and why she enjoys supporting students at the Royal College of Music.


 

 



 

David Poultney

David Poultney

An RCM Friend and Patron, Chelsea Pensioner David Poultney has a great love for music, a bullish energy for life and a strong belief in supporting causes close to his heart.

Here David Poultney tell us about his love of singing and supporting the RCM.

 

 

 

 

Nigel Brotherton

Nigel Brotherton

Having worked for John Lewis for more than 20 years, Nigel Brotherton now advises the John Lewis Chairman on the administration of the company’s donations to various musical causes.

Here he explains that process and why John Lewis is keen to support scholarships and RCM Sparks at the College

 


 

John Nixon

John Nickson

Appointed to RCM Council in March 2012 and a member of the RCM Development Steering Group, John supports a scholarship at the RCM.

Find out why music is special to John and what motivates him to support the RCM.

 

 

 

 

Diana Harris

Diana Harris

A devoted Friend of the RCM, Diana also set up the Gandar Dower award to support a string player.

Read Diana's memories of the opening of the Britten Theatre 25 years ago and the number of musicians she's supported who are now household names.

 

 

 

Leopold de Rothschild

Leopold de Rothschild

The late Leopold de Rothschild was a lifelong supporter of the arts.

As Chairman of the RCM Centenary Appeal, find out how he helped raise the funds to make possible, among other things, the building of the Britten Theatre.

 

 

 

 

Dasha Shenkman

Dasha Shenkman

Dasha Shenkman is a Canadian resident in London and a devoted supporter of the arts.

Dasha has been involved in several RCM initiatives. Find out about her latest project - an innovative recital series at the National Gallery.

 

 

 

 

Alison Macfayden

Alison Macfadyen

The Junior Department of the Royal College of Music is supported by an enthusiastic committee of Friends.

The Chair, Alison Macfadyen, explains the variety of activities they to organise and support.

 

 

 

 

Michael Parkinson

Sir Michael Parkinson

Sir Michael Parkinson is an Honorary Patron of the RCM Friends.

Find out about Sir Michael's earliest musical memories, his love of Jazz and what happened when he invited Stéphane Grappelli and Yehudi Menuhin on to his chat show.

 

 

 

 

Graham Bamford

Graham Bamford

Graham Bamford is the General Manager of the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington.

Both Graham and the hotel support RCM musicians in a variety of ways including hosting alumnus conductor John Wilson and his orchestra. Click to find out more!

 

 

 

 

Philip Carne

Philip Carne

Scholarship Donor Philip Carne talks about the enjoyment he gets from his new “extended family” of RCM Scholars…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sue Pudifoot-Stephens

Sue Pudifoot-Stephens

Sue Pudifoot-Stephens is a Friend of the RCM.

Having studied at the RCM in the 1960s, Sue pursued a career in teaching and journalism. But she's now back and incredibly enthusiastic about the College and even brings her friends along to concerts...

 

 

 

 

Geoff Richards

Geoff Richards

Why has the concert hall been renamed the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall?

Geoff Richards tells us more about the cellist Amaryllis Fleming and her commitment to good causes.

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