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Madaras appointed Music Director Designate of the OPRL

22 February 2018

Categories: Alumni

Alumnus Gergely Madaras has been appointed Music Director Designate of the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège (OPRL). Following an extensive search, Gergely, the youngest Music Director in the history of the OPRL, will begin a three season tenure from September 2019. He said: ‘While working with the OPRL, I was immediately struck by their energy […]

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Rebecca Tong is RNCM’s new Junior Fellow in Conducting

12 February 2018

The RNCM is delighted to announce Rebecca Tong as its new Junior Fellow in Conducting, commencing in September. Rebecca was one of 14 candidates chosen to attend the live auditions this month, selected from 140 applications worldwide. Over the course of three days, candidates conducted works by Dvořák, Copland, Debussy and Beethoven as well as […]

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RNCM Opera brings classic fairytale to the backstreets of Manchester

12 February 2018

RNCM Opera remains close to home this Spring, bringing Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel to the eerie backstreets of Manchester. Based on the magical and somewhat dark Brothers’ Grimm tale, Hansel and Gretel is possibly the most operatic fairytale of them all. For this production, we turn the clock back to the 1890s where a young brother […]

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Panfilov wins $30,000 at international competition

1 February 2018

Categories: Alumni

Alexander Panfilov was one of the prize-winners at the inaugural International Music Competition Harbin (IMCH). Announced last week, the 2016 alum was awarded second prize – including $30,000 – in the keyboard category after no first prize was given. Co-hosted by the Harbin Municipal Government and Harbin Conservatory of Music, the competition is divided into […]

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Vocal alum performs for Chelsea Pensioners

1 February 2018

Categories: Alumni

RNCM alumna Carly Paoli performed a special concert for the Chelsea Pensioners last month. The private performance, which took place in the Pensioners’ Club at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, was a special preview of Carly’s forthcoming concert at Cadogan Hall. ‘I often see the Pensioners out and about in Chelsea and wanted to invite them […]

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RNCM alumnus Dane Lam nominated in the 2018 International Opera Awards

30 January 2018

Categories: Alumni Conducting

Opera’s answer to the Oscars, the International Opera Awards honours outstanding achievement on stage, backstage and in the pit. This year, RNCM alumnus Dane Lam has received a nomination in the Best Newcomer category. Chinese-Australian Conductor Dane made his debut at the age of 18 with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House. […]

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Pankhurst writes anthem celebrating women’s vote

25 January 2018

PhD composition student, Lucy Pankhurst has written a choral work to mark 100 years since women won the right to vote. Commissioned by the BBC, Lucy, a distant relative of the famous family, worked alongside Emmeline’s great-granddaughter, the writer and women’s rights campaigner Helen Pankhurst, to create the Pankhurst Anthem. Taking inspiration from a famous […]

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Composer Amir writes score for Oscar-nominated film

24 January 2018

Huge congratulations to composer Amir Konjani, who’s written the soundtrack to the Oscar-nominated film The Silent Child. Announced yesterday (23 January), The Silent Child appears in the Live Action Short Film category of 90th Academy Awards and centres around Libby, a profoundly deaf four-year-old girl (played by Maisie Sly) who lives in silence until a […]

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RNCM productions nominated for MTAs

18 January 2018

Congratulations to everyone involved in RNCM Opera’s production of Cendrillon and RNCM Young Company’s Singin’ in the Rain, both nominated for Manchester Theatre Awards. Directed by Olivia Fuchs and conducted by Martin André, Massenet’s Cendrillon took place in December and featured a double cast from the School of Vocal Studies and Opera, with set and […]

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Jack Sheen to feature on new NMC Recordings album

12 January 2018

Categories: Conducting

Jack Sheen, our Junior Fellow in Conducting, is one of six young composers to feature on a new album by NMC Recordings. Next Wave 2 is a partnership project between Sound and Music, NMC Recordings and Sage Gateshead, designed to support and promote composers in higher education as they transition into the professional music industry. […]

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