RPS gold medal
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Royal Philharmonic Society: celebrating 200 years of music
4. RPS gold medal
Introduced in 1870, this is the RPS' highest honour. The medal bears the effigy of Beethoven, and is presented to the finest musicians of any nationality. Fewer than 100 medals have been presented. Recent recipients include Mitsuko Uchida, Simon Rattle, Daniel Barenboim and Placido Domingo.