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RNCM Strings Festival 2018

The 2018 RNCM Strings Festival presents a mélange of French and British music, across a range of masterclasses, workshops, virtuosic recitals and two evening orchestral concerts.

On Saturday evening we present a programme of well-known repertoire from Britain and France, including Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending and Ravel’s String Quartet arranged for string orchestra, alongside newer works by British composers Adam Gorb and Jonathan Dove. On Sunday afternoon we see the return of our Brodsky Restaurant musical feast: Moments Musicaux et Patisseries.

We finish the weekend in style with Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé Orchestra in a collaborative performance with RNCM string students. This event is particularly exciting as it features the largest number of our students playing with this world-renowned orchestra in the College’s history.

This Festival is a true celebration and a manifestation of how passionate we are about the music to be explored over the weekend by our students and special guests. We look forward to welcoming you to share this experience.

Chris Hoyle artistic director


Weekend Ticket £56
Saturday Day Ticket £34
Sunday Day Ticket £28
Student/Under 18s £17 per day
Please call the RNCM Box Office on 0161 907 5555 to book a Weekend or Day Ticket.

Click here for more information about the Guitar Events running alongside our Strings Festival programme on Saturday 

Click here for more information about the Double Bass Events taking place on the Sunday.


Trade Exhibition

In between events, don’t forget to check out our trade exhibition featuring some of the UK’s leading luthiers, bowmakers and retailers. The exhibition will feature stalls from Alan McGeoch, Cardiff Violins, Drew Evans Lutherie, Douglas MacArthur, Forsyths, Newark School of Violin Making, Paul Shelley Violins, Rod Ward Violins, Tim Toft Violins, William John Violins, William Szott, UK Violins plus more to be confirmed on the day.