- Meet our supporters
- Paul Duffy
- Ken Goodwin
- Janie Orr
- John Ward
- Ruth West
- David Poultney
- Nigel Brotherton
- John Nickson
- Diana Harris
- Dasha Shenkman
- Sir Michael Parkinson
- Graham Bamford
- Philip Carne
- Sue Pudifoot-Stephens
- Alison Macfadyen
- Geoff Richards
Meet our Supporters
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.
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!
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.
Scholarship supporter Ruth West shares her life long interest in music and why she enjoys supporting students at the Royal College of Music.
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.
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.
Appointed to RCM Council in March 2012 and a member of the RCM Development Steering Group, John supports a scholarship at the RCM.
A devoted Friend of the RCM, Diana also set up the Gandar Dower award to support a string player.
Leopold de Rothschild
The late Leopold de Rothschild was a lifelong supporter of the arts.
Dasha Shenkman is a Canadian resident in London and a devoted supporter of the arts.
The Junior Department of the Royal College of Music is supported by an enthusiastic committee of Friends.
Sir Michael Parkinson
Sir Michael Parkinson is an Honorary Patron of the RCM Friends.
Graham Bamford is the General Manager of the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington.
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...
Why has the concert hall been renamed the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall?