RNCM Student Blog

Kimberley Raw plays her dream role as the Witch in Hansel and Gretel

14 March 2018

Soprano Kimberley Raw has been part of the RNCM family for seven years. The 26-year-old completed her undergraduate studies in 2015 and is due to graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma later this year. Here, she shares her thoughts on playing her dream role in Hansel and Gretel, and what she’s enjoyed most about her time […]

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RNCM Students Prepare for Paris-Manchester 1918

28 February 2018

Our Paris Manchester 1918 project brings together young musicians from the RNCM and Conservatoire de Paris for performances in Manchester, London + Paris. We caught up with two RNCM students to find out how the project is going so far… Lily Whitehurst, 1st year Masters student studying Violin I’m involved in all the performances in […]

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Adee’s Story | Choosing to study Popular Music at the RNCM

31 January 2018

We caught up with Adee Lifshitz, a Singer in her first year on the Popular Music Course, to find out why she decided to study at the RNCM   Tell us a little about you – where are you from, and why did you apply to the RNCM? I’m Adee, a 25 year old Singer […]

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Ask a Student

16 January 2018

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Have you ever wondered what a typical day’s like at the RNCM? What it’s like living in halls? How often do students get to perform? What it’s like to live in Manchester? This is your chance to ask a student! Find out the answers to your questions – big or small – directly from the […]

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

27 November 2017

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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 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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Edgar Divver | Being a Composition Student

9 February 2017

Ever wondered what life is like at the RNCM? What’s it really like to study at a Conservatoire? Our new blog series gives an insight into the daily lives of RNCM students. This week, we heard from first year MMus Composition student, Edgar Divver. Some of the typical questions I have been asked about being a […]

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