Your RNCM

An Interview with John Wilson about his Piano Spectacular III

15 January 2015

Bassoonist and member of the RNCM Development Team, Linda Begbie, blogs for us this week about her meeting with revered accompanist and RNCM alumni, John Wilson – ahead of the John Wilson Piano Spectacular III event here at the RNCM on Saturday 31 January. I first met John in 2013. I was supporting a talented bassoon […]

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The Role Costume Plays in Performance

11 September 2014

As part of our Sponsor a Costume series, we caught up with 2nd year postgraduate student, Sarah Foubert (pictured, right), who will be performing the role of Hannah in our December production of The Merry Widow. She talks about the role costumes play in bringing a performance together and what she is most looking forward to about the […]

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Bryan Fox – Why I’m Supporting the Your RNCM Campaign

22 August 2014

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Bryan Fox has worked at the RNCM in a variety of role since its inception over 40 years ago and currently provides student support through the College’s Counselling Service. Here, he talks about his admiration for the RNCM and explains why he’s investing in its future by supporting the Concert Hall campaign. Why did you […]

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Creating the RNCM Screen Print

9 July 2014

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To mark the exciting transformation of the Concert Hall, we have commissioned designer and alumna, Jane Foster, to create an exclusive screen print commemorating the occasion. We sat down with Jane to chat about her time at the RNCM and her inspiration behind the RNCM screen print.  What are your memories of your time at […]

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Why I’m Supporting Your RNCM – Amy Webber

19 June 2014

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Amy Webber has been the President of the RNCM Student Union since 2012. Here she discusses why the Student Union chose to fundraise to name a seat in the Concert Hall. The Student Union are really excited about the new Concert Hall and we can’t wait to see the finished venue and all the benefits […]

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Thank you to the Garfield Weston Foundation and Ida Carroll Trust

11 April 2014

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Your RNCM received a major boost in March thanks to a £300,000 donation from the Garfield Weston Foundation. Established in 1958 by Canadian businessman Willard Garfield Weston (the man behind the Associated British Foods company, famed for creating the Waggon Wheel biscuit), the Foundation was successfully developed into a major international organisation by his son, […]

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Can you help us track down this Albin Trowski sketch of the RNCM Concert Hall?

6 February 2014

We’ve discovered some unexpected stories whilst campaigning for funds for the Concert Hall and one of them will feature on a new set of ‘thank you’ cards for donors. We came across this fantastic sketch of the RNCM Concert Hall in a copy of a magazine called Manchester Sounds. It has come to light that it […]

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A World Record Breaking Feat

21 January 2014

On 23 January, 16 pianists from the RNCM will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for ‘The Most Musicians to Play the Same Piano Simultaneously’, helping to raise awareness for our Concert Hall transformation and showcase the ingenuity and talent of our students in the process! All 16 pianists must play together on the […]

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“Why I’m Supporting Your RNCM” – Ben Conway

16 December 2013

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My name’s Ben Conway and I’ve been a trumpet student at the RNCM since 2012 (and before then I was with the Junior RNCM!). I’ve loved my time so far at the College, and was excited to hear all about the College’s plans for the new Concert Hall. I decided to get involved with the […]

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Lang Lang Takes A Seat

3 December 2013

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Following his sell-out masterclass in November, pianist Lang Lang generously named a seat in the new Concert Hall on behalf of the Lang Lang International Foundation. He now joins a list of world-class musicians who are supporting the Your RNCM campaign, including international trumpeter Alison Balsom, and mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly. You too can name a seat in […]

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Professor Brian Cox and John Suchet Champion RNCM Campaign

31 October 2013

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Professor Brian Cox and John Suchet are among the supporters of Your RNCM; a £3 million campaign to transform the RNCM’s Concert Hall into a state-of-the-art venue. Both the popular physicist and broadcast journalist have given their names as Champions of the project, which will provide Manchester with a much-needed 750 seat venue, enabling the College […]

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