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Wind Orchestra to Feature on New Recording

2 February 2016

The RNCM Wind Orchestra’s recording of Paul Goodey’s flute concerto, Hohler Fels will be released next month as part of a new CD by flautist Karin de Fleyt. The 37 minute work takes its inspiration from artefacts discovered in the Hohler Fels caves in Germany. The caves were first excavated in the 19th century, but […]

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Alumna Joins Jette Parker Young Artist Programme

27 January 2016

Vocal alumna Angela Simkin is one of five new singers set to join the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme in September. The mezzo-soprano, who graduated in 2004, was chosen from a pool of over 400 applicants from 50 countries to audition for the prestigious scheme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden last year. Established […]

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RNCM Awarded Major Leverhulme Grant

26 January 2016

The RNCM has been awarded over £400,000 to support exceptional young musicians from the Leverhulme Trust’s Arts Scholarship programme. The grant, totalling £411,000, follows 30 years of support from the Leverhulme Trust – one of the UK’s largest providers of grants and scholarships for research and education – and will aid talented musicians at junior, […]

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ABO/Rhinegold Awards for Alumnus and Honorary Member

21 January 2016

RNCM alumnus Alasdair Tait and Honorary Member Sally Groves have been recognised in the Association of British Orchestra/Rhinegold Awards, held at the ABO conference this week. Cellist Alasdair, Chief Executive of the Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) who graduated in 1996, was named Artist Manager of the Year, while Sally, a former RNCM governor who became […]

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RCS Announce New Artistic Director of Conducting

21 January 2016

Alumnus Garry Walker has been appointed Artistic Director of Conducting at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, just weeks after accepting the role of Chief Conductor of the State Orchestra Reheinische Philharmonic in Koblenz, Germany. Garry, who graduated from the RNCM in 1997 as a Junior Fellow in Conducting, has been a Visiting Professor of Conducting at […]

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RNCM Pianist Receives Yamaha Scholarship

21 January 2016

Third year pianist Hayley Parkes has been named as the latest recipient of a prestigious Yamaha Scholarship. Hailing from Burton-on-Trent, Hayley previously studied at Chetham’s School of Music and has a busy schedule of performances planned for 2016. She began studying the piano at the age of nine and is now an active and versatile […]

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Alumna Wins RLPO Composition Prize

13 January 2016

Bethan Morgan-Williams has won the RLPO’s inaugural Christopher Brooks Composition Prize, just weeks after being chosen as one of six composers to take part in the LSO’s Panufnik Composers Scheme. The annual competition, open to North West composers, is one of a number of new initiatives the RLPO has developed to celebrate its 175th anniversary. […]

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RNCM Tenor Wins International Competition

11 January 2016

Second year tenor Kamil Bien has won the inaugural International Individual Vocal Competition of Sacred Music, Ars et Gloria. Held at the K Szymanowski Academy of Music in Kamil’s hometown of Katowice, Poland, between 6 and 10 January, the competition featured 100 students from music schools and colleges worldwide and was divided into three categories. […]

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RNCM Nominated for Manchester Theatre Awards

8 January 2016

Three RNCM productions have been nominated for Manchester Theatre Awards. Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (above), performed in March last year, is competing against performances from Clonter Opera, Opera North and Buxton Festival for the title of Best Opera; Kurt Weill’s Street Scene (below), the RNCM’s December offering, is up against Dreamers at Oldham […]

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