Tribute to Rosemary Johnson – outgoing Executive Director of the Royal Philharmonic Society

Following 20 years of ‘determined and passionate leadership’, Rosemary Johnson will step down as Executive Director of RPS after the summer. BBC Music Magazine and aspiring young composer, Jack Pepper, pay tribute:

Rosemary Johnson has led the commissioning organisation and music charity for 20 years, supporting over 100 young musicians annually through commissions, conducting schemes and bursaries. She has overseen the transformation of the Society from a small London-focused organisation into a nationwide community of music-lovers.

The RPS has become one of the pre-eminent forces for change in the classical world, not least through its annual RPS Music Awards, a ceremony that Rosemary has placed at the forefront of the society’s work. The Awards recognise the greatest achievements in live performance over the previous year, and Rosemary’s determined and passionate leadership has ensured the accolades are among the most respected in the world. . . 

Read the full article on the BBC Music Magazine website here.