Honorary Members

Honorary Membership of the Royal Academy of Music (Hon RAM) is limited to 300 distinguished musicians who did not attend the Academy.

Current Honorary Members, with the year of their appointment:

Emmanuel Abbühl, 2010

Dame Jenny Abramsky DBE, 2002

Salvatore Accardo, 1988

John Adams, 2003

Pierre-Laurent Aimard, 2006

John Mark Ainsley, 2014

Sir Thomas Allen CBE, 1988

Marin Alsop, 2011

Martha Argerich, 2001

Sir Richard Armstrong CBE, 1984

Vladimir Ashkenazy, 1972

Eric Aubier, 2016

Norman Bailey, 1981

Simon Bainbridge, 2002

Dame Janet Baker DBE, 1969

Alison Balsom OBE, 2017

Daniel Barenboim, 1975

Cecilia Bartoli, 1999

Yuri Bashmet, 1989

Django Bates, 2000

Joshua Bell, 2000

George Benjamin, 2003

Nicola Benedetti OBE, 2015

William Bennett OBE, 1988

Teresa Berganza, 2002

Lisa Besnosiuk, 2006

Stephen Bishop-Kovacevich, 1981

Daphne Boden, 1999

Florian Boesch, 2016

Barbara Bonney, 2001

Richard Bonynge CBE. 2015

Ian Bostridge CBE, 2002

Maurice Bourgue, 1990

Ian Bousfield, 2002

Keith Bragg, 2006

Julian Bream CBE, 1966

Alfred Brendel, 1972

Charles Brett, 1990

Dudley Bright, 2003

Semyon Bychkov, 2015

David Cairns, 2000

Joseph Calleja, 2016

John Carewe, 1983

Gary Carpenter, 2013

Colin Carr, 2001

Jose Carreras, 1990

Riccardo Chailly, 1996

Michael Chance CBE, 2014

Geoffrey Chard, 1984

Levon Chilingirian, 2015

William Christie, 2003

Kyung Wha Chung, 1991

Nicholas Cleobury, 1985

Robert Cohen, 2009

Michael Collins, 1997

Imogen Cooper CBE, 1997

John Copley CBE, 1999

Gordon Crosse, 1980

Laurence Cummings, 2005

Paul Daniel CBE, 1999

Stephen Darlington, 2016

Mark David, 2015

Ryland Davies, 2012

Sir Andrew Davis CBE 1991

Joyce DiDonato, 2014

Steven Doane, 2014

Placido Domingo, 2000

Dave Douglas, 2012

Jonathan Dove, 2013

Julius Drake, 1999

Laurence Dreyfus, 1995

Gustavo Dudamel, 2012

James Ehnes, 2012

Manfred Eicher 2018

Sir Mark Elder, 1984

Christoph Eschenbach, 2001

Paul Esswood, 1990

Margaret Faultless, 2016

Iván Fischer, 2013

Renee Fleming, 2000

Peter Fletcher, 1966

Juan Diego Flórez, 2013

Diane Forlano, 1999

Ian Fountain, 2014

Jonathan Freeman-Attwood CBE, 1997

Mirella Freni, 2003

Reinhold Friedrich, 2011

Mauricio Fuks, 1999

Peter Gabriel, 2009

Sir James Galway OBE, 1999

Sir John Eliot Gardiner CBE, 1992

Nicolai Gedda, 1994

Valery Gergiev, 2000

Kenneth Gilbert, 1988

Amanda Glauert, 2007

Jane Glover CBE, 2014

Kurt-Hans Goedicke, 1997

Alexander Goehr, 1974

Matthias Goerne, 2001

Richard Goode, 2017

Clio Gould, 1999

Erich Gruenberg, 1990

Ida Haendel, 1982

Emmanuelle Haïm, 2007

Bernard Haitink Hon.KBE, 1973

Thomas Hampson, 1996

Hakan Hardenberger, 1992

Heather Harper CBE, 1972

Lynn Harrell, 1987

Patrick Harrild, 1993

Simon Harris, 1979

Maurice Hasson, 1989

Joji Hattori, 2003

Adolph Herseth, 2001

Neil Heyde, 2013

Edward Higginbottom, 2014

David Hill, 2010

Dave Holland, 2016

Heinz Holliger, 1975

Peter Holtslag, 2013

Colin Horsley OBE, 1977

Stephen Hough CBE, 2003

Elgar Howarth, 1991

Anne Howells, 2008

Kun Hu, 2002

Peter Hurford OBE, 1981

Steven Isserlis CBE, 1995

Gundula Janowitz, 2000

Maris Jansons, 1999

Sir Elton John CBE, 1997

Dame Gwyneth Jones, 1980

Timothy Jones, 2014

Jonas Kaufmann, 2012

Simon Keenlyside CBE, 2007

Sir Nicholas Kenyon CBE, 2005

Christopher Keyte, 1984

Angelika Kirchschlager, 2009

Dame Emma Kirkby CBE, 1999

Ralph Kirshbaum, 2017

Evgeny Kissin, 2005

Lutz Kohler, 1997

Ton Koopman, 1990

Gidon Kremer, 1999

Nicolas Kynaston, 2010

Piers Lane, 1994

Lang Lang, 2012

Colin Lawson CBE, 2015

Anthony Legge, 2007

Karl Leister, 1987

Raymond Leppard CBE, 1978

Paul Lewis CBE, 2011

John Lill CBE, 1986

Magnus Lindberg, 2001

Tasmin Little OBE, 2016

Robert Lloyd, 1999

James Lockhart, 1993

Martin Lovett OBE, 1977

Christa Ludwig, 2000

Sir David Lumsden, 1978

Radu Lupu, 2000

Benjamin Luxon CBE, 1980

William Lyne, 1999

Yo-Yo Ma, 1992

Matthew MacDonald, 2014

Julia Mackenzie CBE, 2005

Neil Mackie CBE, 2011

Sir James MacMillan CBE, 2007

Angela Malsbury, 1991

Joy Mammen, 1981

Andrew Marriner, 1994

Wynton Marsalis, 1996

Malcolm Martineau OBE, 1998

Valerie Masterson CBE, 1994

Colin Matthews OBE, 2010

Karita Mattila, 2011

Sir Paul McCartney, 2008

Susan McDonald, 2008

Duncan McTier, 1998

Patrick Messina, 2016

Colin Metters, 1995

Tess Miller, 1999

Yvonne Minton CBE, 1975

Dame Anne Murray, 1998

Owen Murray, 1993

Thea Musgrave CBE, 1976

Riccardo Muti, 1981

Claude-Michel Schönberg 2018

Anne-Sophie Mutter, 1986

Kent Nagano, 1998

Martin Neary LVO, 1988

Sheila Nelson, 1997

Neresheim Abbey and Town, 2016

Horst Neumann, 1990

James Newton-Howard, 2008

Jessye Norman, 1987

Sir Roger Norrington CBE, 1988

James O’Donnell, 2001

Dennis O’Neill CBE, 2006

Robin O’Neill, 2015

John Orford, 1989

Steven Osborne, 2015

Emmanuel Pahud, 2007

Sir Antonio Pappano, 2007

Ian Partridge CBE, 1996

Gyorgy Pauk, 1990

Aleksandar Pavlovic, 2006

Antony Pay, 1986

Kryzysztof Penderecki, 1974

Murray Perahia, 1985

Neil Percy, 2010

Itzhak Perlman, 1993

Igor Petrushevski, 2013

Trevor Pinnock CBE, 1984

Stephen Plaistow, 2003

Rachel Podger, 2005

Joseph Polisi, 1992

Robert Ponsonby CBE, 1975

David Pountney CBE, 2012

Andre Previn KBE, 1977

Sir Curtis Price KBE, 1993

Mark Racz, 2014

Dame Janet Ritterman DBE, 1995

Christopher Robinson CVO CBE, 1980

Hartmut Rohde, 2008

Sylvia Rosenberg, 2003

Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, 1979

Patrick Russill, 1993

Matthew Ryan, 2014

Esa-Pekka Salonen, 2003

Sir Andras Schiff, 1989

Peter Schreier, 2000

Howard Skempton, 2012

Leonard Slatkin, 1993

Nick Smart, 2015

Philip Smith, 2005

Nicholas Snowman OBE, 1999

Stephen Sondheim, 1992

Simon Standage, 2009

Richard Stokes, 2008

Kathryn Stott, 2013

Jeremy Summerly, 2006

Anna Sweeney, 2001

Gabor Takács-Nagy, 2012

Richard Taruskin, 2001

Eric Taylor, 1976

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, 2003

Sir Bryn Terfel CBE, 2000

Christian Thielemann, 2010

David Titterington, 2008

Yan-Pascal Tortelier, 2002

Brian Trowell, 1972

Barry Tuckwell OBE, 1966

Sir John Tusa, 1999

Dame Mitsuko Uchida, 2009

Mark Van de Wiel, 2017

Julia Varady, 2001

Tamas Vasary, 1992

Josephine Veasey CBE, 1972

Maxim Vengerov, 1997

Roger Vignoles, 1984

Radovan Vlatkovic, 2014

Anne Sophie von Otter, 2002

Sarah Walker CBE, 2015

Angus Watson, 1987

Lillian Watson, 2012

Dame Gillian Weir DBE, 1989

Judith Weir CBE, 1997

Frank Wibaut, 1989

Jonathan Willcocks, 1996

John Williams OBE (guitarist), 1989

John Williams (composer), 1995

Arthur Wills OBE, 1974

Helmut Winschermann, 1992

Norma Winstone, 2013

Francesa Zambello, 1999

Pinchas Zukerman, 1976