The Royal Philharmonic Society

The Royal Philharmonic Society

Charity information

The Royal Philharmonic Society

The Royal Philharmonic Society is a unique organisation at the heart of music-making. Since commissioning Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in 1824 it has championed the work of the world’s most brilliant musicians.

Vision
Our vision is for classical music-making of the highest possible quality to hold an essential place in contemporary cultural life and for the RPS to be integral to achieving this.

Mission
Our mission is to create a vital future for classical music by nurturing talented performers and equipping them for a rich professional life; stimulating composers to write work which excites and challenges; celebrating musical achievement; inspiring audiences to engage with the music that they listen to and initiating debate on issues at the forefront of musical thought.