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Daniel Thomas Appointed Black Dyke Solo Euphonium

8 December 2016

Daniel Thomas has been appointed Black Dyke Band’s new Solo Euphonium. The fourth year undergraduate follows in the footsteps of some of the finest players in the brass band world to occupy the Queensbury Chair, including Phineas Bowers, Geoffrey Whitham, John Clough and David Thornton, Senior Tutor in Brass Bands at the College. Prior to […]

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French pianist Clément Lefebvre Wins 2016 JMIPC

5 December 2016

French pianist Clément Lefebvre has won the 2016 James Mottram International Piano Competition (JMIPC), held at the RNCM between 28 November and 3 December. Clément (pictured), who studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse, performed Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor Op 37 to secure the £10,000 First Prize […]

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RNCM Wins 2016 Times Higher Education Award

25 November 2016

Categories: Alumni

The RNCM has won the Outstanding International Student Strategy title at the 2016 Times Higher Education Awards for its Read with the World project. Now in their 12th year, the THE Awards are widely recognised as the Oscars of the higher education sector, shining a spotlight on the outstanding achievements of institutions, teams and individuals […]

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Students Raise funds for St Alkmund’s Church

24 November 2016

RNCM students Helen Lacey (soprano), Lucy Vallis (mezzo-soprano), Ranald McCusker (tenor), Peter Edge (bass-baritone) and Tim Kennedy (piano) presented a Gala Concert in Whitchurch last month, raising over £1100 for St Alkmund’s Church. Taking on the theme ‘opera through the ages’ the concert included music by Purcell, Britten and Gilbert and Sullivan. Lucy said: ‘We […]

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RNCM Tenor Wins International Prize

11 November 2016

Third year tenor Kamil Bien has won Third Prize at the 51st Antonin Dvořák International Singing Competition. Held in Karlsbad in the Czech Republic between 4 and 11 November, the competition is open to singers from across the world and is divided into two main categories: Opera (for singers up to the age of 35) […]

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Alumni Receive Paul Hamlyn Foundation Awards

11 November 2016

Categories: Alumni

RNCM alumni Daniel Kidane and Aílís Ní Riain are the only UK composers to receive a prestigious 2016 Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award. Established in 1994, the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Awards encourage composers and visual artists to continue to practice despite outside pressures, financial or otherwise. Each award consists of £50,000 paid over three years, and […]

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Percussionist André Nadais Awarded Yamaha Scholarship

4 November 2016

Second year percussionist André Nadais has been named as the latest in a long line of RNCM students to be awarded a prestigious Yamaha Scholarship. The 19-year-old, who was born in Portugal in 1997, began his studies at the Music Conservatory of Jobra before joining the RNCM as an undergraduate in 2015. He has won […]

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Alumna is Rambert’s New Music Fellow

31 October 2016

Categories: Alumni

Alumna Anna Appleby has been appointed Rambert’s new Music Fellow. Anna, who completed her Master’s in Composition this year, will now work with the London-based company for one year, composing, arranging and orchestrating music for its contemporary dance work. She said: ‘I have learned so much during my time at RNCM and I feel that […]

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Alumni Shortlisted for British Composer Awards

25 October 2016

Categories: Alumni

Alumni Emily Howard, Lucy Pankhurst and Sir Harrison Birtwistle have been shortlisted for a 2016 British Composer Award. Announced today (Tuesday 25 October), this year’s nominations features 33 works across 11 categories, including contemporary jazz composition, choral, orchestral, sonic art and small chamber. Emily, a Senior Lecturer in Composition who graduated in 2004, is nominated in […]

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RNCM Partners Peking University Academy of Opera

19 October 2016

Categories: Alumni

The RNCM has announced a new professional partnership with Peking University Academy of Opera (PKU). Commencing on 1 November 2016 and lasting a period of three years, the exciting partnership will focus specifically on vocal and opera training opportunities for students and staff in Manchester and PKU’s home in Beijing, China. Professor Linda Merrick, RNCM Principal, […]

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Funding Support for EU Students

11 October 2016

The Government has announced today (11 October) that EU students applying for a place at an English university or higher education institution in the 2017 to 18 academic year will continue to be eligible for student loans and grants – and will be for the duration of their course. The decision means that students applying to study […]

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New Partnership for RNCM and NYWOGB

10 October 2016

Categories: Alumni

The RNCM has announced a new partnership with the National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain (NYWO) to enhance the experience of talented young musicians and promote best practice in wind orchestra development nationally and internationally. The NYWO is the UK’s premier youth wind orchestra, bringing together some of the finest young woodwind, brass and percussion […]

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