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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 yesterday (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 Fairbairn […]

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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 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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RNCM Announces 2016 Honorands

31 May 2016

Music producer and songwriter Pete Waterman OBE is amongst the RNCM’s 2016 list of Honorands. The Coventry-born entrepreneur, who has sold over 500 million records during his 40 year career, will be awarded Fellowship of the RNCM (FRNCM) alongside alumnus Alasdair Tait, Chief Executive of the Young Classical Artists’ Trust, and award-winning composer Professor Gary […]

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Donald Grant is New Deputy Head of Chamber Music

24 May 2016

The RNCM is delighted to announce the appointment of Elias Quartet violinist Donald Grant as Deputy Head of Chamber Music, commencing in September. Donald studied at the RNCM with the late Christopher Rowland between 1998 and 2002, before returning for a two-year term as Junior Fellow in Chamber Music with Elias. In his new role, […]

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Royal Schools and ABRSM Show Support to EUYO

19 May 2016

The RNCM has joined forces with other UK Royal Schools of Music and the ABRSM to show support for the European Union Youth Orchestra in an urgent request to restore its core EU funding. In a joint letter to Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, and Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, Principals […]

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Sir Mark Elder Awarded Companionship of RNCM

16 May 2016

The RNCM is delighted to announce that British conductor Sir Mark Elder CBE is to become a Companion of the College. Sir Mark Elder is recognised one of the world’s leading conductors. Since 2000 he has been Music Director of the Hallé orchestra and was appointed the RNCM’s International Chair in Conducting in 2002. Between […]

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Alumnus Wins JUNO Composition Award

11 May 2016

Categories: Alumni

RNCM alumnus Dinuk Wijeratne has won the JUNO Classical Composition of the Year Award for his string quartet pieces Two Pop Songs on Antique Poems. The Sri Lankan-born composer, who graduated in 2000 and now lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, was one of over 40 winners at this year’s ceremony, sitting alongside Adele (International Artist […]

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