RPO Chair Partners

Companies, individuals and families who are RPO Chair Partners build a strong engagement with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and its musicians by being associated with particular orchestral positions. If you have an affinity with any orchestral instrument, you can choose to have your name associated with that particular instrument in the RPO, get to know your partner musician and become part of the RPO family.

By supporting a position in the Orchestra, you will join an exclusive club of like-minded people who enjoy a close association with the RPO and its musicians. RPO Chair Partners can access an array of benefits, including complimentary tickets and private receptions. Most importantly, funds raised through the programme help underpin the Orchestra’s remarkable community and education programme, RPO Resound, which is one of the RPO’s key priorities.

Why become an RPO Chair Partner?

  • Entertain family and friends at RPO concerts and introduce them to your chosen musician and other members of the Orchestra
  • Enjoy a range of exclusive opportunities, including complimentary tickets for RPO own-promotion concerts and invitations to receptions
  • Become a part of the RPO family; know that your donation is helping the Orchestra achieve its artistic and outreach ambitions

For further information about the benefits you will receive as an RPO Chair Partner, download further details.

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RPO Chair Partners

Associate Leader (Tamás András) – Chair Partner: Joy and David Griffiths
Tutti First Violin (Kaoru Yamada) – Chair Partner: The Gabrán Family
Principal Second Violin (Andrew Storey) – Chair Partner: Peter and Jane Lumley
Tutti Second Violin (Jennifer Christie) – Chair Partner: Lou Whitehorn
Tutti Second Violin (Jennifer Dear) – Chair Partner: Mihaela Berciu
Tutti Second Violin (Peter Graham) – Chair Partner: The Ericsson Family
Tutti Second Violin (Manuel Porta) – Chair Partner: The Gorin Halley Family
Tutti Second Violin (Sali-Wyn Ryan) – Chair Partner: Adam and Jane Warby
Tutti Viola (Michelle Bruil) – Chair Partner: Saker Nusseibeh and Family
Tutti Viola (Esther Harling) – Chair Partner: David Curtin and Susan Cooksley
Tutti Viola (Chian Lim) – Chair Partner: Mayfair Private
Co-Principal Cello (Jonathan Ayling) – Chair Partner: John and Liz Kelly-Jones
Tutti Cello (Roberto Sorrentino) – Chair Partner: Tim Whiting
Tutti Cello (Niamh Molloy) – Chair Partner: Michael Leeson
Tutti Cello (William Heggart) – Chair Partner: Martin and Liane McCourt
Tutti Cello (Rachel van der Tang) – Chair Partner: Stefan and Alison Dunatov
Tutti Double Bass (Benjamin Cunningham) − Chair Partner: John Napier
Principal Flute (Emer McDonough) – Chair Partner: Andrew and Sarah Wates
Sub-Principal Flute (Joanna Marsh) – Chair Partner: Sir Robert and Lady Wilson
Principal Oboe (John Roberts) – Chair Partner: Mrs Olga Stepanenko
Principal Clarinet (Katherine Lacy) – Chair Partner: Richard and Geraldine Prosser
Contrabassoon (Fraser Gordon) – Chair Partner: Peter and Sarah Harris
Co-Principal French Horn – Chair Partner: Elio and Maria Leoni-Sceti
Second French Horn (Kathryn Saunders) – Chair Partner: Charles and Monica Eve
Principal Trumpet (James Fountain) – Chair Partner: Tanya Pestereva and Family
Sub-Principal Trumpet (Adam Wright) – Chair Partner: Anne Fergusson
Sub-Principal Trombone (Matthew Knight) – Chair Partner: Henry and Sheena Lumley
Principal Timpani (Matt Perry) – Chair Partner: David C. M. Carter
Principal Percussion (Stephen Quigley) – Chair Partner: Rashad and Cornelia Al Moosa and Family