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RNCM Announces External Courses for Conductors

20 July 2016

The RNCM has announced its annual programme of external conducting courses, providing world class development opportunities for conductors at all levels. Led by RNCM Conducting Tutor Mark Heron, the programme is divided into two strands: masterclasses for conductors with some experience, and a course for music educators. The masterclass programme, which attracts applicants from all over the […]

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RNCM Alumna Wins 2016 Chilcott Award

19 July 2016

Categories: Alumni

Vocal alumna Soraya Mafi has been awarded the £10,000 Chilcott Award for young British opera singers. Offered biennially to an opera singer between the ages of 23 and 33 who has the potential to make an international impact within the world of opera, the Chilcott Award is specifically designed to enable advanced training or career […]

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Stefano Canuti: International Chair in Chamber Music & Bassoon

6 July 2016

The RNCM is delighted to announce a new professorship for the Italian bassoon soloist Stefano Canuti, who will become the College’s William Waterhouse International Chair in Chamber Music and Bassoon from September 2016. Stefano Canuti is recognised worldwide as one of the most charismatic and talented bassoonists of his generation. Although starting out as an […]

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Stefan Janski: Exit Stage Left

29 June 2016

On Tuesday 28 June the RNCM bid a fond farewell to its fabulous Head of Opera, Stefan Janski, after 30 years. The occasion was celebrated with a concert of his favourite arias in the company of friends, colleagues and students in the RNCM Theatre. The programme began with a surprise performance on the concourse from the RNCM […]

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Alumni Chosen for PRS Composers’ Fund

29 June 2016

Categories: Alumni

RNCM alumni Laura Bowler and Gavin Higgins are two of nine young composers chosen to receive funding from PRS’ inaugural Composers’ Fund. Announced on Tuesday 28 June, the ground-breaking new fund was established by PRS to support the UK’s most talented composers to develop their work here and overseas. With additional support from the Esmée […]

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Proms Inspire Success for JRNCM Student

28 June 2016

Junior RNCM student Alex Jones is one of six talented young composers to win the 2016 BBC Proms Inspire Competition. Alex, aged 17, was selected in the Senior Category (17 – 18 years) for his piece Sensim Mutationem, which will be performed by the Aurora Orchestra, conducted by Nicholas Collon, at the BBC Radio Theatre on […]

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Pop band Young Monarch plays Amsterdam

28 June 2016

RNCM popular music band Young Monarch played three shows in Amsterdam between 18 – 20 June alongside students from Mannheim’s Popakademie University of Popular Music and Music Business and the Conservatorium von Amsterdam. Young Monarch, a six-piece line-up comprising second year BMus Popular Music students Rebecca Lewis (vocals), Hannah Rose (keyboards), Rhys Jiang (guitar), Matt […]

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RNCM Saxophone Orchestra in Paris

28 June 2016

After their fantastic Road to Paris fundraising campaign, the RNCM Saxophone Orchestra landed in the French capital on Monday 27 June following an invitation from Selmer saxophones. The revered instrument makers invited the 18-strong orchestra to the city following their impressive performance at the 2015 World Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg. The visit included a concert and a tour of Selmer’s factory, giving students insight into the production of their instruments.

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RNCM News June 2016

20 June 2016

Read the latest issue of RNCM News, for June 2016, which includes news of the appointment of Sir John Tomlinson as our new President; the Times Higher Education Award we recently received and much more… Contents News 3  Sir John Tomlinson appointed RNCM President 4  Times Higher Education Award for RNCM project 5  RNCM to install world’s […]

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RNCM 2016 Gold Medal Winners

12 June 2016

Categories: Alumni

The RNCM held its Gold Medal Competition on Saturday 11 June featuring 10 of the College’s finest performers and four of its leading young composers, who wrote new works for the Abelia Saxophone Quartet (winners of the 2015 RNCM Chamber Ensemble of the Year Award). Adjudicated by Dr John Allison (Editor of Opera magazine and music […]

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Louko Trio Wins Beethoven Chamber Competition

6 June 2016

The RNCM’s Louko Trio has won the 2016 Beethoven Society of Europe Chamber Music Competition. Held at Steinway Hall, London, on Wednesday 18 May, the competition featured nine ensembles each performing a duo sonata or trio of their choice, and was judged by a panel led by Peter Frankl. Competing against ensembles from London conservatoires, […]

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