Meet the Gold Medal Competitors – Group 3

11 June 2014

For the third in this week’s series of blog posts on the 2014 RNCM Gold Medal Competition, we get to know Michael Jackson and Leanne Cody – the competitors in Group 3, who will be performing from 2.15m on the day of the competition. Keep checking back all this week to meet the rest of the competitors, […]

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Meet the Gold Medal Competitors – Group 2

10 June 2014

Welcome to our second 2014 RNCM Gold Medal Competition blog post, where we meet Meinir Wyn Roberts, Nelson Bohórquez and Jeremy So – the competitors in Group 2, who will be performing from 11.45am on the day of the competition. The Gold Medal competition will see ten of our most outstanding performers compete for our most coveted annual award. While our […]

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Meet the Gold Medal Competitors – Group 1

9 June 2014

The 2014 RNCM Gold Medal Competition sees ten of our most outstanding performers compete for our most coveted annual award. While our Concert Hall is under construction, we’re taking our most prestigious award outside of the College to the Martin Harris Centre for an exciting, intense day across five concerts with our finest performers. A testament to […]

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RNCM’s War & Peace Season

1 May 2014

Part of the global commemoration of the First World War Centenary, our War & Peace season looks at musical interpretations of the horrors of war as well as themes of hope in the face of adversity. Friday 27 June 7.30pm RNCM Symphony Orchestra, ‘Leningrad’ The Bridgewater Hall Continuing our programme of events, our end of […]

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Thank you to the Garfield Weston Foundation and Ida Carroll Trust

11 April 2014

Categories: Your RNCM

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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John Harle unearths long lost concerto for RNCM Masterclass

28 January 2014

Categories: RNCM Events Blog

It has come to light ahead of tonight’s RNCM Masterclass with John Harle that the prolific film composer Stanley Myers wrote a saxophone concerto for John back in the early 1990s. The score has been tucked away in Harle’s basement ever since he recorded it in 1995 – and tonight is a rare opportunity to […]

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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

Categories: Your RNCM

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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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 of ‘The Pageant’ magazine within the RNCM Archives collections (ref Man-Mus/32).  Are they shocked by the snow?  The lady on the left is perhaps shocked by the hole in her hat.  Who knows?  If you do, however, […]

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