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RNCM Opera Presents La Vie Parisienne

18 August 2016

Categories: Alumni

Glitz and glamour head to the College this season as RNCM Opera presents Offenbach’s La Vie Parisienne. Directed by Stuart Barker, Director of Training and Productions at British Youth Opera, and conducted by Andrew Greenwood, who makes a welcome return after conducting the College’s award-winning 2015 production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, La Vie Parisienne features […]

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RNCM James Mottram International Piano Competition

18 August 2016

Categories: Alumni

Applications are open for the 2016 James Mottram International Piano Competition (JMIPC) which takes place at the RNCM between 28 November and 3 December. Now in its fifth year, the competition is open to pianists under the age of 30 from around the world who have the opportunity to mix performing on the concert platform with […]

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RNCM Takes Part in Charity Culture Crawl

5 August 2016

The RNCM will host an exclusive recital next month for walkers raising funds for cancer support charity, Maggie’s. Walkers participating in Maggie’s Culture Crawl Manchester on Friday 30 September will stop by the College as part of their 10km walk for Maggie’s, which provides free practical, emotional and social support for people with cancer and their family and friends. The […]

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Autumn 2016 at the RNCM

4 August 2016

Categories: Alumni

The RNCM has launched its Autumn 2016 season. Between September and December the Manchester venue hosts everything from classical music, big band and opera to conversations with Margaret Atwood and Vivienne Westwood (pictured) as part of the Manchester Literature Festival (7 and 21 October). Classical highlights include Prokofiev’s Symphony No 5 by the RNCM Symphony Orchestra (2 November), […]

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Alumna Wins Merseyside Women of the Year Award

3 August 2016

Categories: Alumni

Vocal alumna Kathryn Rudge has won the Merseyside Women of the Year Arts and Culture Award. Celebrating the achievements of women across the North West county, the Merseyside Women of the Year Awards was established to reward the best of the best and to leave a legacy for the next generation. Liverpool-born mezzo-soprano Kathryn, who […]

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Alumni Shortlisted for Gramophone Awards

2 August 2016

Categories: Alumni

RNCM alumni Stephen Hough, Alice Coote and the Heath Quartet have been shortlisted for 2016 Gramophone Awards. Stephen, the RNCM’s International Chair in Keyboard Studies who graduated in 1981, appears in the Instrumental category with Grieg Lyric Pieces (Hyperion); 1993 mezzo-soprano Alice Coote competes in the Solo Vocal category with L’heure Exquise (Hyperion); and the Heath […]

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Competition Prize for RNCM Cellist

1 August 2016

Third year cellist Jack Bailey has won Second Prize in the 2016 Australian Concerto and Vocal Competition. Held in Townsville, Queensland last month, the five-day event attracts outstanding musicians from around the world who perform works from the concerto and opera repertoires with professional accompanists. Founded in 1980 as an international piano competition, the ACVC […]

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RNCM Achieves 100% in 2016 DLHE Survey

1 August 2016

Categories: Alumni

The RNCM has achieved 100% in the 2016 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey. The outstanding result indicates that the College’s 2014/15 graduates are either working or undertaking further study six months after graduation. Professor Linda Merrick, RNCM Principal, said: ‘Graduate employability is something that we continue to take very seriously at the […]

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RNCM at the BBC Proms

26 July 2016

Categories: Alumni

RNCM alumni feature heavily in this year’s BBC Proms. From pianists and singers to conductors and composers, there’s plenty to look forward to over the next few weeks, including a world première at the Last Night of the Proms. Scroll down for a snapshot: AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL Prom 24 Tuesday 2 August Steven Osborne […]

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Percussionist’s Solo with a Difference

25 July 2016

Categories: Alumni

RNCM percussionist Delia Stevens made a great impression on Phil Williams’ Radio 5 Live programme last week, performing a quirky set on office equipment. The 24-year-old, who graduated in 2014, showcased just what you can do with a typewriter, some scissors, a stapler, ring binders, tape and a mug. Click on the picture below to watch the […]

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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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