Santtu-Matias Rouvali conducting the Philharmonia

Keep the Philharmonia Playing

Your support helps us to:

• bring world-class classical music to diverse audiences around the world.
• return to our residencies in London, Bedford, Leicester, Canterbury and Basingstoke.
• keep our exceptional Orchestra members together and playing.
• develop and support the artists of tomorrow and inspire young people with music through our Learning and Engagement programme

As we recover from the pandemic, return to the world stage and welcome back our audiences we need your help to be an Orchestra for everyone.

If you are able, please give today to bring live music back for everyone and keep the Philharmonia playing.

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Conductors' Circle

The Conductors’ Circle is a community at the heart of the Philharmonia. The support of our members allows us to plan for the future with confidence and ambition. Joining as a member offers access to exclusive events and behind-the-scenes insights.

As we recover from the pandemic, supporting the Philharmonia with an annual membership will enable us to re-establish our position on the world stage. A three-year pledge of support will offer the Philharmonia the financial resilience to stage a bold and ambitious long-term programme.

Download the Conductors’ Circle brochure here.

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“My membership brings me closer to the Philharmonia, a modern Orchestra for the modern age. I am proud to be part of a community centred around music, from world class concerts to cutting edge digital work, and to do what I can to support this great work”

Sophia Xanthopoulou, Member of the Conductors’ Circle


Personal account management, including ticket bookings
Enhanced priority booking for concerts in the Philharmonia’s London, Bedford and Leicester and residencies
Access to the Philharmonia Members’ Lounge at the Royal Festival Hall
Two complimentary tickets to open rehearsals per season
Access to further open rehearsal tickets for £5 each
Acknowledgement on the Philharmonia website and in printed programmes
Monthly supporter e-newsletter
Complimentary Philharmonia CD from our recording catalogue
Invitations to behind-the-scenes events (for example, attending a recording session or exclusive post-concert dinner) Priority access Enhanced priority access First access
Opportunity to hire a chamber group for a private recital


For more information, please contact Emma Stanworth, Philanthropy Manager on 020 7921 3918 or

Chair Endowment

The Philharmonia’s musicians are amongst the finest in the world, and Chair Endowment enables you to support a position within the Orchestra that is special to you. If flutes or trumpets are your passion, endowing a principal player’s chair will forge a direct connection for you with one of our players.

Keep the Philharmonia’s music playing for years to come by endowing a Chair or Section for three years or more. You might choose to do so on behalf of a music-lover you know, or even in memory of someone no longer with us.

We will work with you to foster a direct relationship with the player(s) you are supporting, digitally via Zoom and email, and in person at the concert hall.

Over 60 individual chairs are available for Endowment, including Concertmasters, Principals, and Tutti Players, and encompassing all instruments of the orchestra.

Chair Endowment is a hugely satisfying and personal way to directly support the Philharmonia Orchestra’s world-class musicians. Make a difference and become part of our future.

Download the brochure here.

Chairs that are currently available for Endowment are:

“I truly value the personal connection that my support of the Principal Horn Chair has forged over the years. It adds a sense of pride during concerts, seeing Orchestra members I have got to know very well shine on stage. It makes one really feel part of the Philharmonia family.”

John Wates, Honorary Member of the Philharmonia

For more information, please contact Emma Stanworth, Philanthropy Manager on 020 7921 3918 or


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 Rosamund Hatfield, Senior Development Manager (Philanthropy) on 07930 415 977 or