Santtu-Matias Rouvali conducting the Philharmonia


Like many performing arts organisations, the Philharmonia will be facing significant disruption over the coming weeks during the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to thank all of our supporters, Friends, audience members and wider community at this challenging time. We will do everything possible to be performing again soon.

As a charity, we rely on the generosity of individuals like you to support the work we do through successes as well as these periods of difficulty. Please consider making a donation today to secure our future and return to the stage soon. Thank you.

To make a donation, simply use the options below or contact the Development team on 020 7921 3903.

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Conductors' Circle

Joining the Conductors’ Circle brings you into the Philharmonia family. You will be able to get closer to the musicians and to be more involved in the day-to-day life of the Orchestra. Your vital support helps us to maintain the world class standards of our concerts.

Supporting the Philharmonia Orchestra is much more than a commitment to donate. It is an investment in a world-class orchestra, internationally renowned artists and digital innovation. Your support ensures as many people as possible can experience, and be inspired by, the joy of music-making.

Become a member of the Conductors’ Circle and share your love of great music.

Download the Conductors’ Circle brochure and application form.

Membership of the Conductors’ Circle has given me a far greater understanding and appreciation of music. It is a privilege to meet with and converse with the outstanding musicians, artists and conductors. I have developed strong friendships with other like-minded members and enjoyed becoming part of the Philharmonia family.

Mrs Gillian Frumkin, Member of the Conductors’ Circle


£1,350 – £2,999
per year
£3,000 – £5,999
per year
per year
Priority booking for concerts in the Philharmonia’s London, Bedford, Canterbury, Leicester and Basingstoke seasons
Insider news updates from the Orchestra
Complimentary ticket(s) to open rehearsals, with access to more rehearsals for just £5 each 2 2 2
Opportunities to meet Philharmonia musicians
Invitations to behind-the-scenes events, giving you the opportunity to meet the world’s finest conductors and soloists, chat to experts, and be part of the Orchestra’s inner circle Priority access Enchanced priority access First access
Acknowledgement on the Philharmonia website
Acknowledgement in Philharmonia programmes
Complimentary Philharmonia CD from our recording catalogue
Access to private Members’ Lounge at concerts <20 tickets Unlimited
Invitation to exclusive private recitals, receptions and dinners
Opportunity to go behind the scenes at recording sessions
Opportunity to hire a chamber group for a private recital


For more information, please contact Jennifer Suggitt, Development Director on 020 7921 3920 or email


Leaving the Philharmonia a legacy is one of the most meaningful gestures of support you can make. By pledging to leave part of your estate to the Philharmonia Orchestra, you can make a remarkable impact on our future work.

The Philharmonia has brightened our lives. We wish it to brighten the lives of future generations.

Stuart and Margaret Renshaw

I’m not sure they could have imagined… just how vital their generosity would be to the Orchestra.

Mark Eames

Mark Eames has written about his Aunt Joy and Uncle Malcolm’s legacy gift to the Philharmonia, and the joy of reconnecting with the Orchestra for their young family.

The Klemperer Society

Those who have pledged to remember the Philharmonia in their Will are recognised as members of The Klemperer Society. If you plan to leave a legacy to the Philharmonia and would like to join, we would love to hear from you.


Play a part in our future: Pass the music on

Frequently Asked Questions

Legacy gifts help to preserve and grow every aspect of the Philharmonia’s work, from live concerts and recordings to education and cutting edge digital projects. They help us to fulfil our mission to create thrilling experiences in music, and to have a transformative impact on the widest possible audience. Explore our Legacies Frequently Asked Questions here.

For a conversation about the difference your legacy gift could make, contact William Mendelowitz, Head of Individual Giving on
020 7921 3918 or

Chair Endowment

The Philharmonia’s musicians are amongst the finest in the world. Chair Endowment enables you to support a position within the Orchestra that is of special interest to you. If flutes or trumpets are your passion, endowing a principal player’s chair will ensure that your personal support is channelled directly to that section. Chair Endowment is a hugely satisfying and personal way to contribute to the Philharmonia Orchestra’s music-making.

You can endow a Principal Musician’s Chair from £2,500 per year.

Chair Endowers are credited in all Philharmonia concert programmes, as well as on the Philharmonia website, alongside the name of the musician they support. The scheme also offers Chair Endowers the opportunity to establish a direct relationship with the musician who occupies their chair.

Chairs that are currently available for Endowment are:

For further details on the scheme, please contact Jennifer Suggitt, Development Director on 020 7921 3920 or