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Elsie April (1884-1950)

10 September 2020

Musical theatre historian Sarah Whitfield investigates the life of Elsie April, a Royal Manchester College of Music pianist […]

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River of Work

22 March 2016

Have you ever wondered how to be successful? Walter Carroll mapped out sources of inspiration you must nurture […]

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Snow wonder they’re shocked…

9 December 2013

Very little is known about these two ladies and why they find themselves tucked into some draft pages […]

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Christmas is coming…

5 December 2013

Over the next few weeks, I will post images with a Christmas or winter theme from the RNCM […]

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The Gaskell family and the Royal Manchester College of Music

14 December 2012

On 15 December, as part of its RNCM in the City series, the College is putting on a […]

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Sir Harrison Birtwistle: where it all began

4 December 2012

Congratulations to Sir Harrison Birtwistle, who has collected his fourth British Composer Award (here).  Birtwistle began his studies […]

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Musicians and ambassadors

22 November 2012

Seventy years ago today, on the 22 November 1932, Hilda Collens, founder and Principal of the Northern School […]

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Violist from 1972 recalls the RNCM’s first concert, 40 years on

21 November 2012

Following on from last Thursday’s 40th anniversary concert, Clare Scott, Manager of the Principal’s Executive Office here at […]

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Spot the difference

19 November 2012

Thursday 15 November’s fabulous 40th anniversary opening concert at the RNCM marked the beginning of the College’s birthday […]

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A concert with a difference…

15 November 2012

Tonight the RNCM will host a very special event, recreating the programme from the first ever concert given […]

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