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.
RPO Corporate Chair Partners
Chair Partners for Duncan Riddell: St. James’s Place Wealth Management
Principal First Violin (Sulki Yu) – Chair Partner: The Progeny Group
Sub-Principal First Violin (Shana Douglas) – Chair Partner: Vico Partners
Tutti First Violin (Erik Chapman) – Chair Partner: Strabens Hall
Sub-Principal Second Violin (David O’Leary) - ICC Wealth Management
Tutti Second Violin (Charlotte Ansbergs) – Chair Partner: The Bartlett Foundation
Sub-Principal Viola (Liz Varlow) – Chair Partner: MWM Consulting
Tutti Viola (Chian Lim) – Chair Partner: Mayfair Private
Tutti Viola (Jonathan Hallett) Chair Partner: CBC UK Ltd
Principal Cello (Richard Harwood) – Chair Partner: Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
Principal Oboe (John Roberts) – Chair Partner: Calderwood Wealth Management
Principal Bassoon – Chair Partner: Open Search
Sub-Principal Bassoon (Helen Storey) – Chair Partner: Goodwin PLC
Principal Trumpet (James Fountain) – Chair Partner: Nicholas Polkinghorne/FLM Wealth Management
Principal Trombone (Matthew Gee) – Chair Partner: Boldfield Computing
Principal Harp (Suzy Willison-Kawalec) – Chair Partner: Lionside Ltd