Cinderella Q&A with director Olivia Fuchs

27 November 2017

With the opening night of Cinderella (Cendrillon) drawing closer, we caught up with Director Olivia Fuchs to find out more about how she’s working with our students to bring the fairytale to life A fairytale for the festive season, Jules Massenet’s Cendrillon is our Winter opera – a reimagining of Cinderella with perfect French operatic form – and […]

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Guest blog: Vocal student Chelsea Burns shares her experiences studying at the RNCM

27 November 2017

Categories: RNCM Student Blog

Australian mezzo-soprano Chelsea Burns on new opportunities and adjusting to life in Manchester. I’m a vocal studies student in the second year of my postgraduate study here at the RNCM. I’m originally from Kalgoorlie, Western Australia and did my undergraduate studies at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in Perth. I knew I wanted to […]

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RNCM visits St John Rigby College in Wigan

1 November 2017

The RNCM Academic Marketing Assistant Tara Cruddas paid a visit to St John Rigby College on 18 October, accompanied by third year undergraduate students Ellie Hull and Mackenzie Paget. The purpose of the visit was to provide information to A-level music students about studying at a conservatoire and share an insight into College life. Ellie, a soprano […]

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Percussion masterclass with ENO’s Mick Doran

24 October 2017

Principal Percussionist of English National Opera, Mick Doran, visited the RNCM on 16 October to treat percussion students to a masterclass on opera repertoire. We took the opportunity to sit down with him before the event to find out more about his career, teaching philosophy and latest projects. Mick Doran with RNCM Director of Percussion […]

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RNCM students on performing with Blossoms at Neighbourhood Festival

11 October 2017

Our students had the unique opportunity of performing with indie band Blossoms at this year’s Neighbourhood Festival The 45 minute set was part of an exclusive opening party to launch the festival this weekend.  Blossoms performed a special acoustic set arranged by composer Joe Duddell and accompanied by an RNCM student ensemble – made up of string quartet, harp, french […]

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Student Blog – Freshers’ Week at the RNCM

18 August 2017

Are you joining the RNCM community in September 2017? Want to know what to expect at Freshers’ Week?  Second year violinist Alice Flannery shares her experiences of her first week as an RNCM student. The dreaded move away from home flew around and before I knew it, I’d packed the car to the brim with […]

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Meet the Team Behind RNCM StudentFest

14 June 2017

Join us this July for the first ever student-run festival of the RNCM. See their individual passions come to light in their unique and innovative projects. RNCM StudentFest features a huge variety of events, from a Jazz Big Band to an audio-visual presentation with a string quartet – come along and enjoy your favourite genres, while […]

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An Interview with John Miller about Wind, Brass and Percussion Day

24 April 2017

Student Bradley Jones caught up with Professor John Miller to discuss our upcoming RNCM Wind, Brass, and Percussion Day: Creating an event is hard work. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Professor John Miller and discuss his involvement in the creation of the RNCM Wind, Brass, and Percussion Day.   For those […]

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Why Theodora is a Modern Production for Today’s World

8 March 2017

One of Handel’s great masterpieces, Theodora has a plot that resonates to this day as conflicts continue to erupt around the globe. Innocence, love, faith and courage bloom strong and full of promise in this oratorio, only to be struck down by the thirst for power and blind hatred. This rarely staged dramatic work contains […]

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Budafest | Jeremy Young’s Chamber Festival Picks

21 February 2017

Categories: RNCM Events Blog

We’re about to take a journey through Hungary’s rich musical heritage for Budafest: RNCM Chamber Festival, exploring works from 1800 to the present day. Eminent musicians including Gábor Takács-Nagy, the Keller and Talich Quartets, Kathryn Stott and RNCM alumni the Aurora Percussion Duo will perform alongside other renowned performers from across Europe and we will be showcasing exceptional students […]

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