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RNCM Strings Festival

The RNCM Strings Festival is a major event in the College’s calendar – a chance to see every single string student perform at some point over the weekend plus a showcase for internationally renowned artists who also happen to be our staff!

We’ve programmed 48 hours of incredible events – from performances to masterclasses to workshops – to appeal to string players and music lovers alike. This year’s highlights include six major works for string ensembles (a rare opportunity to hear such arrangements). On Saturday afternoon, the RNCM’s Haworth International Chair in Cello, Miklós Perényi, performs Kodály’s Sonata for Solo Cello and the Festival’s closing Gala ends with a performance of Brahms’ Double Concerto performed by Alexander Sitkovetsky and Leonard Elschenbroich.

This Festival is a true celebration and a manifestation of how passionate we are about the music to be explored over the weekend by our students and special guests. We look forward to welcoming you to share this experience.

Chris Hoyle artistic director


Weekend Ticket £40
Early Booking Discount £32 (book by 9 December)
Saturday Day Ticket £25
Sunday Day Ticket £25
Student/Under 18s £10 per day
Please call the RNCM Box Office on 0161 907 5555 to book a Weekend or Day Ticket.


Trade Exhibition
In between events, don’t forget to check out our extensive exhibition featuring luthiers and bow-makers, where you can pick up anything from a new bow to a new violin. Our exhibition will include stands from makers Alan McGeoch, Ayres Violins, Douglas MacArthur, Kai-Thomas Roth, Neil Értz, Noel Burke, Rolf Waefler, Tim Toft and William John plus more to be confirmed on the day.