Northern Highlights

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Olympias Music Foundation present Mapping Migrant Voices

16 September 2020

Leading Manchester music charity Olympias Music Foundation (OMF) recently launched Mapping Migrant Voices, a project that aims to catalogue […]

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Alpesh Chauhan is new BBC SSO Associate Conductor

24 August 2020

Congratulations to alumnus Alpesh Chauhan, appointed Associate Conductor with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Alpesh, who studied cello […]

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Carmel Smickersgill nominated for Rising Star with Apple Music Award

5 August 2020

Huge congratulations to composition alumna Carmel Smickersgill, nominated for a Rising Star Award with Apple Music. Part of […]

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Alumni make interactive music app for kids

6 July 2020

Leading Manchester music charity Olympias Music Foundation (OMF) and 11-piece afrobeat group Agbeko have collaborated with Peera to […]

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RNCM alum ‘The Naked Pianist’ named Young Classical Star of the Week on Classic FM

2 July 2020

Manny Vass aka The Naked Pianist is the ‘Young Classical Star’ of the week, as featured on Charlotte […]

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RNCM annual conducting course for music educators

1 July 2020

Applications are now open for our annual conducting course aimed at those working in music education, or training […]

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Categories: Alumni, Conducting

Ollie 12-hour charity music marathon

26 June 2020

RNCM Popular Music Ambassador, Ollie West will perform a 12-hour music marathon of music via Facebook live on […]

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Categories: Alumni, Popular Music

Alpesh Chauhan appointed Music Director of Birmingham Opera Company

16 June 2020

Congratulations to Alumnus Alpesh Chauhan, appointed Music Director of Birmingham Opera Company. Birmingham-born Alpesh, who studied cello and […]

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Tom Redmond appointed Joint Principal of Chetham’s School of Music

23 April 2020

Congratulations to alumnus Tom Redmond, appointed Joint Principal of Chetham’s School of Music. Tom, a former Junior RNCM […]

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Adam Swayne appointed Deputy Head of Keyboard Studies

31 March 2020

We’re delighted to announce the appointment of Adam Swayne as Deputy Head of the School of Keyboard Studies. […]

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Soprano secures second place in Glyndebourne Cup

9 March 2020

Congratulations to soprano Alexandra Lowe, awarded second prize in the 2020 Glyndebourne Opera Cup. The 2017 alum performed […]

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Alum’s guide to healthy piano playing

21 February 2020

A new book offering a unique approach to piano playing has been published by Peters Edition. Written by […]

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